"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Notable Quote: William Faulkner

Here's a new feature to the blog, an interesting quote.  I'm going to start with one of my favorite authors.

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 since it is life.
William Faulkner

Whenever you hear some college professor or literature student talk about the meanings, historical context, and social impact of a work, remember that is all secondary, or even terciary.  First and foremost a work must come alive; it must make you see the setting, the characters, the actions, the motivations, and through seeing it make you believe it is reality.

Image courtesy of Famous Authors.


  1. I love quotes! This is going to be interesting.

    1. Great! I love quotes too. I think I learned so much reading through Bartlett's Familiar Quotations as a youngster.