Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
Quote by William Faulkner
The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on...
I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone.
We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
It wasn't until the Nobel Prize that they really thawed out. They couldn't understand my...
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The Ode on...
Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written.
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept...
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they...
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better...
Man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one...
Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to...
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest.
My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper,...
I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in...