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“I seem like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.”

—-“He had

a word, too. Love, he called it. However I had been used to words for a very long time. I understood that word was like the others: just a shape to fill an absence; that when the correct time came, you wouldn’t need a word for that any more than for pride or fear … One day I was talking with Cora. She prayed for me because she thought I was blind to sin, desiring me to kneel and pray too, due to the fact that people to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them redemption is just words too.”

— Page 104–“My mother is a fish.”
—-“It takes 2 individuals to make you, and one people to die. That’s how the world is going to end.”—-” In an unusual space you must clear yourself
for sleep. And

prior to you are cleared for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep, you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I don’t know what I am. I don’t understand if I am or not. Gem understands he is, because he does not know that he does not know whether he is or not. He can not clear himself for sleep since he is not what he is and he is what he is not. Beyond the unlamped wall I can hear the rain shaping the wagon that is ours, the load that is no longer theirs that felled and sawed it nor yet theirs that bought it and which is not ours either, rest on our wagon though it does, because just the wind and the rain shape it only to Gem and me, that are not asleep. And since sleep is is-not and rain and wind are was, it is not. Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be. And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren should be. And after that I should be, or I might not clear myself for sleep in an odd space. And so if I am not cleared yet, I am is. How frequently have I lain below rain on an unusual roof, thinking about home.”

—-“… the

reason for living was to prepare yourself to remain dead a long period of time.”

—-“… I would believe how words go directly up in a thin line, quick and harmless, and how awfully doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the 2 lines are too far apart for the very same person to straddle from one to the other; which sin and love and worry are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never ever had and can not have up until they forget the words.”
— Page 265–“People to whom sin is simply a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too.”
—-“Memory

thinks prior to knowing remembers.”

—-“How do our lives

ravel out into the no-wind, no-sound, the weary gestures wearily recapitulant: echoes of old obsessions with no-hand on no-string: in sunset we fall into furious mindsets, dead gestures of dolls.”

— Page 141–“I could just keep in mind how my daddy used to state that the reason for living was to prepare to remain dead a very long time.”
—-“That was when I

found out that words are no good; that words don’t ever fit even what they are trying to say at. When he was born I understood that motherhood was developed by someone who had to have a word for it since the ones that had the children didn’t care whether there was a word for it or not. I knew that fear was created by someone that had never had the worry; pride, who never ever had the pride. “—-“The factor you will not state it is,

when you

state it, even to yourself, you will know it holds true.”—-“Often I aint so sho who’s got ere

a right to state when a man is crazy and when he aint. Often I believe it aint none of us pure insane and aint none of us pure sane up until the balance people talks him that-a-way. It’s like it aint a lot what a fellow does, but it’s the method the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.”—- “She wouldn’t say what we both knew.’ The reason you will not state it is
, when you state it

, even to yourself, you will understand it holds true: is that it? However you know it is true now. I can nearly tell you the day when you understood it holds true. Why won’t you say it, even to yourself?’ She will not state it.”—-” If you could just ravel out into time. That would be great. It would be great if you could simply ravel out into

time”—-“In an unusual room you should empty yourself for sleep. And prior to you are cleared for sleep, what are you. And
when you

are cleared for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I do not know what I am. I don’t know if I am or not. “—-“It is as though the space between us were time: an irrevocable quality. It is as though time,

no longer running directly prior to us in a decreasing line, now runs parallel between us like a looping string, the distance being the doubling accretion of the thread an not the period in between.”– Page 72– “It’s since I’m alone. If I could just feel it, it would be various, since I would not be alone. But if
I were not alone,

everybody would understand it. And he could do so much for me, and after that I would not be alone. Then I could be all best alone. “—-“The sun, an hour above the horizon, is poised like a bloody egg upon a crest of thunderheads; the light has turned copper: in the eye portentous,

in the nose sulphurous, giving off lightning.”—-“I think in God, God. God, I think in God. “—-“One day I was talking to Cora. She wished me since she believed I was blind to sin, desiring me to kneel and pray too, because individuals to whom sin
is simply a

matter of words, to them redemption is just words too.”—-”

It resembles it ain’t a lot what a fellow does, but it’s the way most of folks is looking at him when he does it.”—-“When something is new and difficult and bright, there ought to be something a little much better for it than simply being safe,
considering that the safe things are simply the things that folks have actually been doing so long they have actually used the edges off and there’s absolutely nothing to the doing of them that
leaves a

guy to state, That was not done prior to and it can not be done once again. “—-“I discover how it takes a lazy male, a male that hates moving, to ready on moving once he does begin off, the like when he was set on remaining still, like it aint the moving he hates so much as the starting and the stopping. And like he would be kind of proud

of whatever come

approximately make the moving or the setting still look hard. He set there on the wagon stooped up, blinking, listening to us outline how fast the bridge went and how high the water was, and I be durn if he didn’t imitate he was proud of it, like he had made the river increase himself.”—-“That’s what they indicate by the womb of time: the misery and the misery of spreading bones, the hard girdle in which lie the outraged entrails of events.”—-“That’s the one problem with this nation: everything, weather, all, hangs on too long. Like our rivers, our land: opaque, slow, violent; shaping and producing the life of male in its

implacable and brooding image.”—-” When the switch fell I could feel it upon my flesh; when it welted and ridged it was my blood that ran, and I would think with each

blow of the switch: Now you understand me! Now I am something in your trick and selfish life, who have actually marked your blood with my own for ever and ever. “—-“When I was a kid I first learned just how much better water tastes when it has set a while in a
cedar container. Warmish-cool, with a faint taste like the hot July wind in Cedar trees smells.”—-“And when I think of that, I believe that if nothing but being wed will help a guy, he’s durn nigh hopeless.”—— William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
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