William Faulkner

“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.  An artist is a creature driven by demons.  He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why … The writer’s only responsibility is to his art.”

– William Faulkner

3 thoughts on “William Faulkner

  1. Michelle Post author

    This seems to me to be the most worthwhile goal:

    “Try to be better than yourself.”

  2. dale

    Hmm. I don’t really like the aggressive amibition here, but I approve the basic sentiment. I think of it as — go somewhere new. Go somewhere you haven’t been before.

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