William Faulkner Quotes

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 got to be.

The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.

To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.

Mississippi begins in a lobby of a Memphis, Tennessee hotel and extends south to the Gulf of Mexico.

The past is never dead. It’s not even past.

Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it.

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.

He (Henry James) was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.

The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.