William Faulkner

1897 - 1962

A Quote by William Faulkner on stand, standing, decency, self-respect, courage, believe, and belief

I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and self-respect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/stands-taking-stand-quotes.htm

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A Quote by William Faulkner on life

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"A fellow gets to thinking. About all the sorrow and afflictions in this world; how it's liable to strike anywhere, like lightning."

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: As I Lay Dying (Vintage International), page 71

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A Quote by William Faulkner on grief

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Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: Beliefnet.com

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A Quote by William Faulkner on justice

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

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

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A Quote by William Faulkner on labor and privilege

A mule will labor for ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

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A Quote by William Faulkner on compassion, endurance, immortality, poets, sacrifice, soul, spirit, and writers

He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. See other 'Poets & Writers'

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: the Speech receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 12/10/50

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A Quote by William Faulkner on compassion, heart, honor, love, pity, poets, sacrifice, teaching, and writers

He [the writer] must, teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed - love and honor and pity and compassion and sacrifice. See Poets & Writers

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: the Speech receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 12/10/50

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A Quote by William Faulkner on compassion, courage, glory, heart, honor, hope, needs, past, pity, poets, pride, privilege, sacrifice, and writers

It is his [the poet's, the writer's] privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. 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. See Poets & Writers

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: the Speech receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 12/10/50

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A Quote by William Faulkner on compassion, courage, duty, glory, heart, honor, hope, needs, past, pity, poets, pride, privilege, sacrifice, and writers

The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of the past. 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. See Poets & Writers

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: the original draft of speech receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 12/10/50

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A Quote by William Faulkner on mankind

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Poor man. Poor mankind.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Source: Light in August

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