William Faulkner Quotes (119 quotes)
“Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find.”
As quoted in National Observer (3 February 1964)
“Man knows so little about his fellows. In his eyes all men or women act upon what he believes would motivate him if he were mad enough to do what the other man or woman is doing.”
Light in August (1932), Ch. 2
“Even a liar can be scared into telling the truth, same as an honest man can be tortured into telling a lie.”
Light in August (1932), Ch. 4
“Be scared. You can't help that. But don't be afraid. Ain't nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.”
The Bear in The Saturday Evening Post (9 May 1942)
On declining invitation to White House dinner honoring Nobel laureates, as quoted in Life magazine (20 January 1962)
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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.