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William Faulkner Quotes


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Too much happens ... Man performs, engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.
[Adversity]
 

Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest.
 

We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
 

Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find.
 

When ideas come, I write them; when they don't come, I don't.
[Simplicity]
 

Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves.
 

You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.
 


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