The artist is still a little like the old court jester. He's supposed to speak his vicious paradoxes with some sense in them, but he isn't part of whatever the fabric is that makes a nation.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others just a shape to fill a lack that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear.
I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, th.
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I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture.