The writer in America isn't part of the culture of this country. He's like a fine dog. People like him around, but he's of no use. . . .
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Between grief and nothing I will take grief.
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
Loving all of it even while he had to hate some of it because he knows now that you don't love because you love despite not for the virtues, but despite the faults.
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.
I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.
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The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.
I never saw the play, although I heard it was good.
Joseph Force Crater
These are the people who are going to see the pictures in my museum.