William Faulkner Quotes (119 quotes)
“Who is he who will affirm that there must be a web of flesh and bone to hold the shape of love?”
“So vast, so limitless in capacity is man's imagination to disperse and burn away the rubble-dross of fact and probability, leaving only truth and dream.”
Requiem for a Nun (1951)
“The two great men in my time were Mann and Joyce. You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.”
Paris Review interview (1958)
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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.”