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.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:I'm glad I haven't got the sort of conscience I've got to nurse like a sick puppy all the time.
. . . and that sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forgot the words . . .
Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.
Home again, his native land he was born of it and his bones will sleep in it . . .
I love Virginians because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs. A snob has to spend so much time being a snob that he has little time left to meddle with you.
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
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