I suppose that people, using themselves and each other so much by words, are at least consistent in attributing wisdom to a still tongue...
("The Sound and the Fury")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant.
It takes two people to make you, and one people to die. That's how the world is going to end.
I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.
The clock tick-tocked, solemn and profound. It might have been the dry pulse of the decaying house itself, after a while it whirred and cleared its throat and struck six times.
I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work -- a life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust.
Man knows so little about his fellows. In his eyes all men or women act upon what he believes would motivate him if he were mad enough to do what that other man or woman is doing.
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