He thought that it was loneliness which he was trying to escape and not himself. But the street ran on: catlike, one place was the same as another to him. But in none of them could he be quiet. But the street ran on in its moods and phases, always empty: he might have seen himself as in numberless avatars, in silence, doomed with motion, driven by the courage of flagged and spurred despair; by the despair of courage whose opportunities had to be flagged and spurred.
("Light in August")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
And when I think about that, I think that if nothing but being married will help a man, he's durn nigh hopeless.
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
Landlord of a bordello The company's good and the mornings are quiet, which is the best time to write.
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