William Faulkner Quotes

"It is the man who all his life has been self-convicted of veracity whose lies find quickest credence."

"You cant beat women anyhow and that if you are wise or dislike trouble and uproar you dont even try to."

"To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow."

"A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune"

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."

"Menfolks listens to somebody because of what he says. Women don't. They don't care what he said. They listens because of what he is."

"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."

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."

"I believe that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of man's puny, inexhaustible, voice still talking! ...not simply because man alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because man has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion, sacrifice and endurance."

"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life."