Too much happens.... Man performs, engenders, so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.... That's what's so terrible.
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary
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.
I love Virginians because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs. A snob has to spend so much time being a snob that he has little time left to meddle with you.
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