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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.

William Faulkner

You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.

William Faulkner

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

William Faulkner

The past is never dead. It's not even past.

William Faulkner

She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.

William Faulkner

Clocks slay time... 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

If happy I can be I will, if suffer I must I can.

William Faulkner

A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune

William Faulkner

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.

William Faulkner

If a story is in you, it has to come out.

William Faulkner

 inspirational quotes - Image for quote : You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

William Faulkner

The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.

William Faulkner

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.

William Faulkner

The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.

William Faulkner

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

William Faulkner

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.

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.

William Faulkner

It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.

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