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Quotes From As I Lay Dying

“I feel like a damp 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 long time. I understood that word resembled the others: just a shape to fill a lack; that when the right time came, you would not need a word for that any more than for pride or worry … One day I was talking with Cora. She wished me because she thought I was blind to sin, desiring me to kneel and hope too, due to the fact that individuals to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is simply words too.”

“My mother is a fish.”

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“It takes 2 people to make you, and one individuals to pass away. That’s how the world is going to end.”

William Faulkner, Quotes From As I Lay Dying

“In an unusual room you must empty yourself for sleep. And prior to 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 ever were. I do not understand 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 empty 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 dropped and sawed it nor yet theirs that purchased it and which is not ours either, push our wagon though it does, considering that just the wind and the rain shape it just to Jewel and me, that are not asleep. And considering that 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 must be. And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a weird room. And so if I am not cleared yet, I am is.

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How typically have I lain underneath rain on an unusual roofing, thinking about house.”

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“… the reason for living was to prepare yourself to remain dead a very long time.”

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“… I would think how words go directly up in a thin line, quick and safe, and how terribly doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the two lines are too far apart for the very same individual to straddle from one to the other; which sin and love and fear are just sounds that individuals who never sinned nor liked nor feared have for what they never ever had and can not have until they forget the words.”

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“People to whom sin is simply a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too.”

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“Memory thinks before knowing remembers.”

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“How do our lives ravel out
into the no-wind, no-sound,
the tired gestures wearily recapitulant:
echoes of old compulsions with no-hand on no-string:
in sunset we fall under furious mindsets,
dead gestures of dolls.”

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“I might simply remember how my father used to state that the factor for living was to prepare yourself to remain dead a very long time.”

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“That was when I found out that words are no good; that words don’t ever fit even what they are trying to state at. When he was born I understood that motherhood was developed by someone who had to have a word for it due to the fact that the ones that had the children didn’t care whether there was a word for it or not. I understood that worry was developed by someone that had never ever had the fear; pride, who never had the pride.”

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“The factor you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will understand it holds true.”

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“Sometimes I aint so sho who’s got ere a right to state when a guy is insane and when he aint. In some cases I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane up until the balance people talks him that-a-way. It resembles it aint so much what a fellow does, however it’s the way most of folks is taking a look at him when he does it.”

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“She wouldn’t state what we both understood. ‘The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will understand it is true: is that it? However you understand it is true now. I can nearly inform you the day when you knew it is true. Why won’t you state it, even to yourself?’ She will not say it.”

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“If you might just ravel out into time. That would be good. It would be great if you might just ravel out into time”

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“In a weird space you must empty yourself for sleep. And prior to you are emptied 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 don’t understand what I am. I don’t understand if I am or not.”

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“It is as though the area in between us were time: an irrevocable quality. It is as though time, no longer running directly before us in a diminishing line, now runs parallel in between us like a looping string, the distance being the doubling accretion of the thread an not the interval in between.”

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“It’s due to the fact that I’m alone. If I might simply feel it, it would be different, because I would not be alone. However if I were not alone, everybody would know it. And he could do so much for me, and after that I would not be alone. Then I could be all right alone.”

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“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.”

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“I believe in God, God. God, I believe in God.”

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“One day I was speaking to Cora. She wished me since she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and pray too, because individuals to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is simply words too.”

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“When something is brand-new and tough and intense, there should be something a little better for it than just being safe, since the safe things are just the important things that folks have actually been doing so long they have worn the edges off and there’s nothing to the doing of them that leaves a man to say, That was not done before and it can not be done again.”

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“It resembles it ain’t a lot what a fellow does, however it’s the method most of folks is taking a look at him when he does it.”

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“I observe how it takes a lazy man, a man that dislikes moving, to get set on moving when he does begin off, the same as when he was set on remaining still, like it aint the moving he hates so much as the beginning and the stopping. And like he would be sort of pleased with whatever come near make the moving or the setting still look hard. He set there on the wagon hunched 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 act like he took pride in it, like he had actually made the river increase himself.”

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“That’s what they indicate by the womb of time: the pain and the despair of spreading out bones, the tough girdle in which lie the outraged entrails of events.”

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“That’s the one trouble with this nation: whatever, weather, all, hangs on too long. Like our rivers, our land: nontransparent, slow, violent; shaping and producing the life of male in its implacable and brooding image.”

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“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 know me! Now I am something in your trick and selfish life, who have marked your blood with my own for ever and ever.”

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“When I was a kid I first found out how much better water tastes when it has set a while in a cedar bucket. Warmish-cool, with a faint taste like the hot July wind in Cedar trees smells.”

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“And when I consider that, I think that if absolutely nothing however being wed will help a male, he’s durn nigh hopeless.”

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“It was as though, so long as the deceit ran along peaceful and monotonous, everyone let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or possibly through cowardice, since all people are cowards and naturally prefer any sort of treachery since it has a boring exterior.”

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“For the Lord aimed for him to do and not to invest excessive time thinking, since his brain it resembles a piece of machinery: it won’t stand a lot of racking. It’s best when all of it runs along the exact same, doing the day’s work and not nobody part utilized no more than needful.”

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“I can keep in mind how when I was young I believed death to be a phenomenon of the body; now I understand it to be simply a function of the mind– and that of the minds of the ones who suffer the bereavement. The nihilists state it is the end; the fundamentalists, the start; when in reality it is no more than a single occupant or household vacating a tenement or a town.”

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“I might just keep in mind how my father used to say that the factor for living was to get ready to remain dead a very long time. And when I would need to look at them day after day, each with his and her secret and selfish idea, and blood unusual to each other blood and unusual to mine, and believe that this seemed to be the only method I could prepare to stay dead, I would dislike my daddy for having actually ever planted me. I would look forward to the times when they faulted, so I might whip them. 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 actually marked your blood with my own for ever and ever.”

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“When I was a young boy I initially discovered how much better water tastes when it has actually set a while in a cedar pail. Warmish-cool, with a faint taste like the hot July wind in cedar trees smells. It has to set at least six hours, and be intoxicated from a gourd. Water needs to never ever be drunk from metal.
And during the night it is much better still. I utilized to push the pallet in the hall, waiting till I could hear them all asleep, so I could get up and go back to the container. It would be black, the rack black, the still surface area of the water a round orifice in nothingness, where prior to I stirred it awake with the dipper I might see possibly a star or two in the container, and perhaps in the dipper a star or 2 prior to I drank,”

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“It resembles there was a fellow in every male that’s done a-past the sanity or the madness, that watches the sane and the ridiculous behaviors of that man with the same scary and the exact same awe.”

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“Once I waked with a black space hurrying under me.”

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“But my mom is a fish. Vernon seen it. He was there.
“Jewel’s mom is a horse,” Darl stated.
“Then mine can be a fish, can’t it, Darl? I said.
Jewel is my brother.
“Then mine will have to be a horse, too,” I said.
“Why? Darl said. “If pa is your pa, why does your ma need to be a horse even if Gem’s is?”
“Why does it? I said. “Why does it, Darl?”
Darl is my sibling.
“Then what is your ma, Darl?” I said.
“I haven’t got ere one,” Darl said. “Because If I had one, it is was. And if it is was, it can’t be is. Can’t it?”
“No,” I said.
“Then I am not,” Darl said. “Am I?”
“No,” I stated.
I am. Darl is my bro.
“But you are, Darl,” I stated.
“I know it,” Darl stated. “That’s why I am not is. Areis too many for one female to foal.”

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“I said You do not know what worry is. I don’t know what it is. I do not understand whether I am worrying or not. Whether I can or not. I do not understand whether I can cry or not. I don’t know whether I have actually attempted to or not. I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.”

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“However peace is my heart: I know it is.”

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“Life wasn’t made to be easy on folks: they wouldn’t ever have any factor to be excellent and pass away.”

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“The river itself is not a hundred yards throughout, and pa and Vernon and Vardaman and Dewey Dell are the only things in sight not of that single uniformity of desolation leaning with that fantastic quality a little from right to left, as though we had reached the location where the movement of the wasted world accelerates just before the final precipice. Yet they appear dwarfed. It is as though the space between us were time: an irreversible quality. It is as though time, no longer running directly before us in a decreasing line, now runs parallel in between us like a looping string, the range being the doubling accretion of the thread and not the period between. The mules stand, their fore quarters currently sloped a little, their rumps high. They too are breathing now with a deep groaning sound; recalling when, their gaze sweeps throughout us with in their eyes a wild, sad, extensive and despairing quality as though they had actually currently seen in the thick water the shape of the disaster which they could not speak and we might not see.”

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“I am the picked of the Lord, for who He loveth, so doeth He chastiseth. However I be durn if He don’t take some curious methods to reveal it, appears like.”

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“He had a word, too. Love, he called it. However I had been used to words for a long period of time. I understood that word resembled the others: just a shape to fill an absence; that when the correct time came, you wouldn’t need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear.”

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“Often i lose faith in human nature for a time; i am attacked by doubt.”

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“I observe how it takes a lazy male, a male that dislikes moving, to get set on moving once he does get going off, the same as he was set on remaining still, like it aint the moving he dislikes so much as the beginning and the stopping.”

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“I heard that my mom is dead. I wish I had time to let her pass away. I wish I had time to want I had. It is because in the wild and annoyed earth too soon too soon too soon. It’s not that I would not and will not it’s that it is prematurely too soon prematurely.”

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“Before us the thick dark present runs. It talks approximately us in a whispering become ceaseless and myriad, the yellow surface area dimpled monstrously into fading swirls travelling along the surface area for an instant, silent, impermanent and profoundly substantial, as however simply beneath the surface something substantial and alive waked for a moment of lazy awareness out of and into light sleep once again.”

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“In some cases I ain’t sho who’s got ere a right to state when a guy is insane and when he ain’t. In some cases I believe it ain’t none people pure insane and ain’t none people pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. It’s like it ain’t a lot what a fellow does, however it’s the way most of folks is taking a look at him when he does it. […] That’s how I reckon a man is crazy. That’s how he can’t see eye to eye with other folks. And I reckon they ain’t absolutely nothing else to do with him however what the most folks says is right.”

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“In the afternoon when school was out and the last one had actually left with his little dirty snuffling nose, instead of going home I would go down the hill to the spring where I might be quiet and hate them.”

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