William Faulkner Quotes (119 quotes)
“A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.”
Paris Review interview (1958)
“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.”
On himself and his contemporaries. - Paris Review interview (1958)
“I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. 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.”
Speech at the Nobel Prize Banquet after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature (10 December 1950)
FAULKNER READER (2011 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307799890
William Faulkner: An Interpretatin, Stanford University Press - ISBN: 9780804719186
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Faulkner
Born: September 25, 1897
Died: July 6, 1962 (aged 64)
Bio: William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career.
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