The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
As long as I live under the capitalistic system I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose the be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel. . . .
... no battle is ever won ... they are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and Victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.
A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
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.
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R. Lee Ermey