Quotes by William Faulkner

"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."

"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."

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

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

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

Books by William Faulkner

  • Mosquitoes
  • 924 ratings
  • December 17th 1996 by Liveright

    (first published 1927)

  • The Bear
  • 746 ratings
  • December 1990 by John Curley & Associates

    (first published May 9th 1942)

  • Snopes
  • 740 ratings
  • March 15th 1994 by Modern Library

    (first published 1959)

  • Pylon
  • 587 ratings
  • March 12th 1987 by Vintage

    (first published 1935)

William Faulkner
  • William Faulkner

  • Date of birth: September 25, 1897
  • Died: July 06, 1962
  • Born: in New Albany, Mississippi, The United States.

  • Description: William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.

    The majority of his works are set in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel." Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. Faulkner was influenced by European modernism, and employed stream of consciousness in several of his novels.