Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Loving all of it even while he had to hate some of it because he knows now that you don't love because you love despite not for the virtues, but despite the faults.
A hack writer who would not have been considered a fourth rate in Europe, who tricked out a few of the old proven sure-fire literary skeletons with sufficient local color to intrigue the superficial and the lazy.
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.
Others have done it before me. I can, too.
... no battle is ever won ... they are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and Victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.
He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. See other Poets Writers.
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