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.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:And that's how the book grew. That is, I wrote that same story four times. None of them were right, but I had anguished so much that I could not throw any of it away and start over, so I printed it in the four sections. That was not a deliberate tour de force at all, the book just grew that way. That I was still trying to tell one story which moved me very much and each time I failed, but I had put so much anguish into it that I couldn't throw it away, like the mother that had four bad children, that she would have been better off if they all had been eliminated, But she couldn't relinquish any of them. And that's the reason I have the most tenderness for that book, because it failed four times.
It's not when you realize that nothing can help you religion, pride, anything it's when you realize that you don't need any aid.
The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail
The work of the artist is to lift up peoples hearts and help them endure
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.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
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