Quotes of William Faulkner

“ You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. ”

- William Faulkner

“ I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. ”

- William Faulkner

“ You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Don’t do what you can do – try what you can’t do. ”

- William Faulkner

“ You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ”

- William Faulkner

“ We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Love doesn’t die; the men and women do. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Unless you’re ashamed of yourself now and then, you’re not honest. ”

- William Faulkner

“ It’s not when you realise that nothing can help you – religion, pride, anything – it’s when you realise that you don’t need any aid. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words. ”

- William Faulkner

“ And sure enough, even waiting will end… if you can just wait long enough. ”

- William Faulkner

“ 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. ”

- William Faulkner

“ We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ”

- William Faulkner

“ You must kill all your darlings. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The only environment the artist needs is whatever peace, whatever solitude, and whatever pleasure he can get at not too high a cost. ”

- William Faulkner

“ You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Only when the clock stops does time come to life. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth. ”

- William Faulkner

“ I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The saddest thing about love… is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten. ”

- William Faulkner

“ How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home. ”

- William Faulkner

“ The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten. ”

- William Faulkner

“ It’s a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can’t eat for eight hours; he can’t drink for eight hours; he can’t make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. ”

- William Faulkner
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