Bad health is the primary reason for all life. Created by disease, within putrefaction, into decay
("The Sound and the Fury")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:. . . 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 . . .
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.
When you opened the door a bell tinkled, but just once, high and clear and small in the neat obscurity above the door, as though it were gauged and tempered to make that single clear small sound so as not to wear the bell out nor to require the expenditure of too much silence in restoring it when the door opened upon the recent warm scent of baking; a little dirty child with eyes like a toy bear's and two patent-leather pigtails.
'Why do you hate the South I dont hate it.... I dont hate it.... I dont hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the iron New England dark I dont. I dont I dont hate it I dont hate it '
The work of the artist is to lift up peoples hearts and help them endure
She has no mother because fatherblood hates with love and pride, but motherblood with hate loves and cohabits.
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