The artists who want to be writers, read the reviews; the artists who want to write, don't.- William Faulkner

The artists who want to be writers, read the reviews; the artists who want to write, don’t.- William Faulkner

Pointless. . . . Like giving caviar to an elephant.- William Faulkner

Pointless. . . . Like giving caviar to an elephant.- William Faulkner

I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone.- William Faulkner

I’m inclined to think that a military background wouldn’t hurt anyone.- William Faulkner

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.- William Faulkner

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.- William Faulkner

If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.- William Faulkner

If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.- William Faulkner

Man the sum of what have you. A problem in impure properties carried tediously to an unvarying nil: stalemate of dust and desire.- William Faulkner

Man the sum of what have you. A problem in impure properties carried tediously to an unvarying nil: stalemate of dust and desire.- William Faulkner

Hemingway shot himself. I don't like a man that takes the short way home.- William Faulkner

Hemingway shot himself. I don’t like a man that takes the short way home.- William Faulkner

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

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but that’s the only way you can do anything really good.- William Faulkner

The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will know it is true.- William Faulkner

The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will know it is true.- William Faulkner

I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.- William Faulkner

I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.- William Faulkner

There is no such thing as was - only is. If was existed, there would be no grief or sorrow.- William Faulkner

There is no such thing as was – only is. If was existed, there would be no grief or sorrow.- William Faulkner

I knew that nobody but a luckless man could ever need a doctor in the face of a cyclone.- William Faulkner

I knew that nobody but a luckless man could ever need a doctor in the face of a cyclone.- William Faulkner