The Aim Of Every Writer Is To Arrest Motion

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again.stranger looks at it, it moves again.

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Love Lives In Books

Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.

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Read, Read, Read

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 is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.

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Always Dream And Shoot Higher Than You Know You Can

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

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The Artist Doesn’t Have Time To Listen To Critics

The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.

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The Artist’s Only Responsibility Is To His Art

The writer’s only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.

Goodreads.com. (2019). William Faulkner Quotes (Author of The Sound and the Fury). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3535.William_Faulkner [Accessed 25 Sep. 2019].