William Faulkner

Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other. - William Faulkner

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

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. Since man is mortal, the only immortality possible for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. This is the artist's way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must someday pass. - William Faulkner

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. - William Faulkner

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

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

I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it. - William Faulkner

Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. They were coming toward where the flag was and I went along the fence. Luster was hunting in the grass by the flower tree. {from the novel, 'The Sound and the Fury'}  - William Faulkner

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar. - William Faulkner