William Faulkner Quotes (119 quotes)
“I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.”
Pylon (1989 edition), Scholarly Title
“If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.”
Paris Review interview (1958)
“It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died.”
Selected letters of William Faulkner (1978 edition), Vintage
“Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.”
Act 2, sc. 1 - Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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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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“The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.”