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 William Faulkner - “For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two oclock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.... William Faulkner, Intruder In The Dust”
 William Faulkner - “I never promise a woman anything nor let her know what I'm going to give her. That's the only way to manage them. Always keep them guessing.”
 Mark Faulkner - “For me, No. 1, it's gotta be fun, and to improve, set personal goals. Snowboarding is not like other sports, the pressure to win-win-win.”
 William Faulkner - “Between grief and nothing I will take grief.”
 William Faulkner - “Mississippi begins in a lobby of a Memphis, Tennessee hotel and extends south to the Gulf of Mexico”
 William Faulkner - “No man can write who is not first a humanitarian”
 William Faulkner - “I don't know anything about inspiration because I don't know what inspiration is I've heard about it, but I never saw it.”
 John Faulkner - “That's fine if that's what (the league) thinks going to happen. I don't know, nobody knows, until the state board reviews the data and gets back to the judge - we don't know if there's an equalization issue or not.”
 Mark Faulkner - “She's a talented young lady.”
 Larry Faulkner - “We have as much land there as at the central campus, ... You can't predict what the long run might hold, but I do believe that this is a tremendous asset.”
 John Faulkner - “I wanted a piece of property where we could grow and get bigger. And it was hard to find that much. But because this had been a dairy, the land had already been cleared, which eliminated an additional expense for us.”
 John Faulkner - “Our guys kept going hard, and we didn't put our heads down when things got rough. It's always good to win your first one, and we knew in the second half we would score sooner or later. The one problem was that we almost waited too late.”
 William Faulkner - “You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament with faith.”
 William Faulkner - “Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant.”
 William Faulkner - “Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.”
 William Faulkner - “If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us.”
 William Faulkner - “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.”
 William Faulkner - “The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.”
 William Faulkner - “There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.”
 William Faulkner - “Man will not merely endure he will prevail.”
 William Faulkner - “The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.”
 William Faulkner - “Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.”
 William Faulkner - “I decline to accept the end of man.”
 William Faulkner - “I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.”
 William Faulkner - “The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies.”

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