I said I have committed incest father I said
("The Sound and the Fury")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:I love Virginians because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs. A snob has to spend so much time being a snob that he has little time left to meddle with you.
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.
He the writer must, teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed love and honor and pity and compassion and sacrifice. See Poets Writers.
Just when do men that have different blood in them stop hating one another?
The sun, an hour above the horizon, is poised like a bloody egg upon a crest of thunderheads; the light has turned copper: in the eye portentous, in the nose sulphurous, smelling of lightning.
A gentleman can live through anything.
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A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich.
John Jacob Astor
Most remarks that are worth making are commonplace remarks. The things that makes them worth saying is that we really mean them.