William Faulkner quotes

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."

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

"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."

"In writing, you must kill all your darlings."

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

"Don't be 'a writer'. Be writing."

"Pouring out liquor is like burning books."

"Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely."

"Most men are a little better than their circumstances give them a chance to be."

"I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth."

"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."