And so I told myself to take that one. Because Father said clocks slay time. He said time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. The hands were extended, slightly off the horizontal at a faint angle, like a gull tilting into the wind.
("The Sound and the Fury")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Be scared. You can't help that. But don't be afraid. Ain't nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.
Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written.
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.... That's what's so terrible.
I'm glad I haven't got the sort of conscience I've got to nurse like a sick puppy all the time.
Though children can accept adults as adults, adults can never accept children as anything but adults too.
My, my. A body does get around.
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