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08-18-2009, 04:38 PM
He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?
-- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

08-19-2009, 12:20 AM
Good one Chuck.

I like the idea of a quote of the day.

peter radclyffe
08-19-2009, 12:45 AM
dylan to lennon -what do the words mean john
lennon to dylan-never mind the words bob, listen to the sound

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
08-19-2009, 01:06 AM
It was hot. It was very hot. - Hemingway

Hemingway doesn't write stories, he writes documentaries. - Bob (oh, THAT Bob), age 21, Literature paper. (Last line: "Contrasting a life of courage, Hemingway feared mental incapacitation above all else.")

08-24-2009, 03:11 PM
Here's a coupla quotables, quoted:

an amusing anecdote recounted in Joseph Blotner's biography. (http://www.amazon.com/Faulkner-Biography-Joseph-Blotner/dp/0679730532/ref=sr_oe_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224104813&sr=1-1)

One of the director's friends, Clark Gable, had a .410 over and under shotgun that Faulkner admired so much he wanted one like it. The first time they had driven into the Imperial Valley for some dove-hunting, Hawks began to talk about books. He would remember the conversation clearly. Faulkner entered into it, but Gable remained silent. Finally he ventured a question.
"Mr. Faulkner," he said, "what do you think somebody should read if he wants to read the best modern books? Who would you say are the best living writers?"
After a moment, Faulkner answered. "Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, Thomas Mann, John Dos Passos, and myself."
Gable took a moment to absorb that information. "Oh," he said. "Do you write?"
"Yes, Mr. Gable," Faulkner replied. "What do you do?"