The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.
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.
The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
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.
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My family lives there, so I come back sometimes between shows for a couple days. I get back a couple times a year. When I was 30 to 34 I was weirded out when I came back - you know, how your past gets away from you. It's grown so much.
In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time: We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and cleaning up ethics at City Hall.
Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.