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When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Ability
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An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Art
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Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Books
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All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Failure
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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.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Criticism
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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.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Time
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People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Trouble
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A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Conscience
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Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Facts
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Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Dreams
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The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Dreams
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