William Humphrey Quotes
“As always, we two have fallen to reminiscing of Blossom Prairie and our life there before my father died, telling stories by the hour which both of us have heard and told so often now that it is the rhythm which stirs us more than the words, our tongues thickening steadily until the accent is barely intelligible to my Yankee wife, who listens amused, amazed, bewildered, bored, and sometimes appalled.”
- Date of birth: June 19, 1924
- Died: August 20, 1997
- Born: in Clarksville, Texas, The United States.
- Description: American novelist, memoirist, short story writer, author of thirteen books, including five novels, collections of short stories and a memoir.
Humphrey's first novel was Home from the Hill. His second novel, The Ordways, was reviewed by the New York Times as "Funny, vivid and moving, this is a fine piece of work and a delight to read," and was compared to the writings of William Faulkner and Mark Twain.
His books received high praise when they were first published, even from fellow writers.