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William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)
US novelist [more author details]
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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.
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William Faulkner
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
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William Faulkner
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
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The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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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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William Faulkner, Interview, 1958

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