No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
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.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
Poor man. Poor mankind.
Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
The best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it's the perfect milieu for an artist to work in.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
I am so happy that I am alive and can walk.
Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home.