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As I Lay Dying Quotes with Page Number

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

—-“He had

a word, too. Love, he called it. However I had been utilized to words for a very long time. I knew that word resembled the others: simply a shape to fill an absence; that when the right time came, you wouldn’t need a word for that any more than for pride or worry … One day I was talking with Cora. She wished me due to the fact that she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and hope too, because individuals 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 two individuals to make you, and one individuals to pass away. That’s how the world is going to end.”—-” In a strange room you need to clear yourself
for sleep. And

before you are cleared for sleep, what are you. And when you are cleared for sleep, you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I do not know what I am. I do not understand if I am or not. Jewel knows he is, due to the fact that he does not understand that he does not understand 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 purchased it and which is not ours either, push our wagon though it does, because just the wind and the rain shape it just to Jewel and me, that are not asleep. And because sleep is is-not and rain and wind are was, it is not. Yet the wagon is, since when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be. And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren need to be. And then I should be, or I might not clear myself for sleep in an odd space. Therefore if I am not emptied yet, I am is. How typically have I lain beneath rain on an unusual roofing, thinking about home.”

—-“… the

factor for living was to prepare yourself to remain dead a very long time.”

—-“… I would believe how words go straight up in a thin line, fast and safe, and how awfully doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the two lines are too far apart for the same individual to straddle from one to the other; which sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never 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

believes before understanding keeps in mind.”

—-“How do our lives

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

— Page 141–“I could just remember how my father used to state that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a very long time.”
—-“That was when I

learned that words are no great; that words don’t ever fit even what they are attempting to state at. When he was born I understood that motherhood was invented 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 understood that fear was developed 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 understand it is true.”—-“Often I aint so sho who’s got ere

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

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

time”—-“In a weird room you must empty yourself for sleep. And prior to you are cleared for sleep, what are you. And
when you

are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are cleared for sleep you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never ever were. I do not understand what I am. I do not know if I am or not. “—-“It is as though the area in between us were time: an irreversible quality. It is as though time,

no longer running straight before us in a diminishing line, now runs parallel between us like a looping string, the distance being the doubling accretion of the thread an not the interval in between.”– Page 72– “It’s because I’m alone. If I might simply feel it, it would be various, because I would not be alone. But if
I were not alone,

everybody would know it. And he might do so much for me, and then I would not be alone. Then I might 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, smelling of lightning.”—-“I think in God, God. God, I believe in God. “—-“One day I was speaking to Cora. She wished me since she thought I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and hope too, because people to whom sin
is simply a

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

It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, however it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.”—-“When something is new and tough and intense, there ought to be something a little better for it than just being safe,
because the safe things are simply the things that folks have actually been doing so long they have used the edges off and there’s nothing to the doing of them that
leaves a

guy to say, That was not done before and it can not be done once again. “—-“I see how it takes a lazy man, a guy that hates moving, to ready on moving as soon as he does get started 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

as much as make the moving or the setting still look hard. He set there on the wagon stooped up, blinking, listening to us tell about 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 actually made the river increase himself.”—-“That’s what they imply by the womb of time: the misery and the anguish of spreading out bones, the difficult girdle in which lie the outraged entrails of occasions.”—-“That’s the one trouble with this nation: whatever, weather condition, all, hangs on too long. Like our rivers, our land: nontransparent, sluggish, violent; shaping and producing the life of male in its

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

blow of the switch: Now you understand me! Now I am something in your secret and selfish life, who have marked your blood with my own for ever and ever. “—-“When I was a boy I initially learned how much better water tastes when it has actually 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 about that, I think that if absolutely nothing but being wed will assist a male, he’s durn nigh hopeless.”—— William Faulkner, As I Lay Passing away
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