Monday, August 29, 2011

Quotations on thinking, speaking and writing (6)

“People mess things up, forget and remember all the wrong things. What’s left is fiction.”
~Daniel Wallace (pictured)

“The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.”
~William Faulkner

“I hate being compared to Faulkner – this kind of uppity, snooty southerner with his turgid prose based more or less on the Bible. I can’t bear to read Faulkner. It makes me want to puke. I just loathe Faulkner. And you can quote me on all of that.”
~Ernest Hebert

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
~Mark Twain

The Takeaway: Keep an open mind. Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. I enjoyed the quotes. Maybe it's time to give Faulkner a second look!