Quotes by William Faulkner

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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.
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We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
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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.
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What's wrong with this world is, it's not finished yet. It is not competed to the point where man can put his final signature to the job and say, "It is finished. We made it and it works."
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 society  

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The past is never dead, it is not even past.
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The artist's only responsibility is his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one... If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.
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No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
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The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
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