faulkner quote

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.
—  William Faulkner

“In the opening moments of Streetcar you see the little girl that was suddenly dumped with the nuns. You see that lost look when she’s looking for Stella. She says, ‘Stella, Stella, Stella’, she wants her sister. What Vivien told me she was saying is, ‘Mother, Mother, Mother’ and that moment on the screen is so alive and that performance of Streetcar is so wonderful because there’s so much of Vivien in it, of what Vivien suffered.“ -Trader Faulkner

She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.
—  William Faulkner, The Town