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William Faulkner
(1897-1962) born on
Sep 25
US novelist. He wrote about a microcosm of the post-Civil War deep South in "The Sound and the Fury," 1929.
         
   
F
A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.

R
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
A
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.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: Interview in "Writers at Work" by Malcolm Cowley, 1958.
N: Interview in "Writers at Work" by Malcolm Cowley, 1958.
K: Letter.
   


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