Facts about William Faulkner

Occup.Novelist
FromUSA
BornSeptember 25, 1897
DiedJuly 6, 1962
Aged64 years

Summary

William Faulkner was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between September 25, 1897 and July 6, 1962. He/she became 64 years old.

Zodiac:
He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 49 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topics: Work - Dreams - Time.

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49 Famous quotes by William Faulkner

Small: Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels only when the cloc
"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life"
Small: Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder
"Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder"
Small: Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain
"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain"
Small: Given a choice between grief and nothing, Id choose grief
"Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief"
Small: Facts and truth really dont have much to do with each other
"Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other"
Small: Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written
"Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written"
Small: Dont bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself"
Small: An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesnt know why they choose him and hes usually too busy t
"An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why"
Small: Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Dont bother just to be better than your contemp
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself"
Small: All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure t
"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible"
Small: A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid
"A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid"
Small: A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once
"A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once"
Small: A mans moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the righ
"A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream"
Small: A gentleman can live through anything
"A gentleman can live through anything"
Small: Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else
"Perhaps they were right in putting love into books... Perhaps it could not live anywhere else"
Small: Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it.
"Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid"
Small: Unless youre ashamed of yourself now and then, youre not honest
"Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest"
Small: The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship an
"The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next"
Small: The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it
"The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it"
Small: The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so th
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life"
Small: Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant
"Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant"
Small: You should approach Joyces Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: wit
"You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith"
Small: My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little wh
"My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky"
Small: Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterdays omissions and regrets
"Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets"
Small: To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi
"To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi"
Small: To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in
"To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow"
Small: This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them
"This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them"
Small: There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps its
"There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need"
Small: The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey
"The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey"
Small: The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies
"The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies"
Small: The salvation of the world is in mans suffering
"The salvation of the world is in man's suffering"
Small: The past is never dead. Its not even past
"The past is never dead. It's not even past"
Small: The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones"
Small: Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it
"Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it"
Small: Man will not merely endure he will prevail
"Man will not merely endure; he will prevail"
Small: Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. Thats how he finds that he
"Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything"
Small: Its a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He cant eat for eight hours
"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work"
Small: It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is
"It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died"
Small: If I were reincarnated, Id want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or
"If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything"
Small: If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us
"If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us"
Small: If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number o
"If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies"
Small: Im inclined to think that a military background wouldnt hurt anyone
"I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone"
Small: Im bad and Im going to hell, and I dont care. Id rather be in hell than anywhere where you are
"I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are"
Small: I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must
"I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better"
Small: I never know what I think about something until I read what Ive written on it
"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it"
Small: I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand.
"I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from"
Small: I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth
"I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth"
Small: I decline to accept the end of man
"I decline to accept the end of man"
Small: I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among
"I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance"