A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
More Quotes from William Faulkner: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.
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.
Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets.
The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.
People between twenty and forty are not sympathetic. The child has the capacity to do but it can't know. It only knows when it is no longer able to do -- after forty. Between twenty and forty the will of the child to do gets stronger, more dangerous, but it has not begun to learn to know yet. Since his capacity to do is forced into channels of evil through environment and pressures, man is strong before he is moral. The world's anguish is caused by people between twenty and forty.
The work of the artist is to lift up peoples hearts and help them endure
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