When I was little there was a picture in one of our books, a dark place into which a single weak ray of light came slanting upon two faces lifted out of the shadow.
("The Sound and the Fury")
More Quotes from William Faulkner:Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
She has no mother because fatherblood hates with love and pride, but motherblood with hate loves and cohabits.
My, my. A body does get around.
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. See other Poets Writers.
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.
I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.
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I didn't become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities.