'Gettysburg.... You cant understand it. You would have to be born there.'
More Quotes from William Faulkner:He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others just a shape to fill a lack that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear.
An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
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.
No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.
Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree
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Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy
A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.