Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
William Faulkner
William Faulkner
William Faulkner.
BornWilliam Cuthbert Falkner
September 26, 1888
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedJanuary 4, 1965
London, England
American writer. Best known for The Sound and the Fury (1929) and As I Lay Dying (1930). Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949.

The repository contains two quotes from William Faulkner.


Donít bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.


One of the saddest things is that the thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You canít eat for eight hours a day, nor drink for eight hours a day, nor make love for eight hours a day. All you can do for eight hours is work.