Best Quotes by William Faulkner (Top 10)

  1. 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's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.
  2. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
  3. You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
  4. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
  5. The past is never dead. It's not even past.
  6. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
  7. Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
  8. Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
  9. Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
  10. I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.

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