Though children can accept adults as adults, adults can never accept children as anything but adults too.
("Light in August")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:It's not when you realize that nothing can help you religion, pride, anything it's when you realize that you don't need any aid.
Did you ever have a sister? did you?
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.
She has no mother because fatherblood hates with love and pride, but motherblood with hate loves and cohabits.
I'd have wasted a lot of time and trouble before I learned that the best way to take all people, black or white, is to take them for what they think they are, then leave them alone.
I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
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