Faulkner quotes I’m digging tonight

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

“It is the writer’s privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart.”

“Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.”

“Wonder. Go on and wonder.”

“…I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire…I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”

“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ”

“A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid. ”

“A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.”

“The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.”

“The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews. ”

“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. ”

“I love Virginians because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs. A snob has to spend so much time being a snob that he has little time left to meddle with you.”

“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”

“Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.”

Faulkner quotes I’m digging tonight