William Faulkner Quotes


Nobel Prize winner, William Faulkner is considered to be one of America’s finest writers of all time. His masterpieces like As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August and Absalom! Absalom!have been appreciated by readers and critics alike. For those who want to make a career in writing, read these thought-provoking William Faulkner quotes.

Perfection:All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

Commitment:Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

Character:I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.

Writing:I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.

Action: The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


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