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Quotes From As I Lay Dying

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

“He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long period of time. I knew that word was like the others: just a shape to fill an absence; that when the correct time came, you would not require a word for that any more than for pride or fear … One day I was speaking to Cora. She wished me since she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and hope too, due to the fact that individuals to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them redemption is simply words too.”

“My mother is a fish.”

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

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“In an odd space you need to empty 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 do not understand what I am. I don’t know if I am or not. Gem knows he is, due to the fact that he does not understand that he does not know whether he is or not. He can not clear himself for sleep due to the fact that 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, lie on our wagon though it does, since just the wind and the rain shape it just to Gem and me, that are not asleep. And given that 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 Gem is, so Addie Bundren should be. And after that I should be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room. And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is.

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How frequently have I lain below rain on an unusual roofing system, thinking about house.”

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“… the reason for living was to get ready to remain dead a long time.”

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“… I would think how words go directly up in a thin line, quick and harmless, and how extremely doing goes along the earth, clinging to it, so that after a while the 2 lines are too far apart for the very same individual to straddle from one to the other; and that sin and love and fear are just sounds that individuals who never ever sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never ever had and can not have up until they forget the words.”

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

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“Memory believes prior to knowing remembers.”

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

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“I could just keep in mind how my daddy utilized to state that the factor for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.”

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“That was when I learned that words are no good; that words don’t ever fit even what they are trying to state at. When he was born I knew that motherhood was invented by someone who needed to have a word for it since the ones that had the kids didn’t care whether there was a word for it or not. I knew that fear was created by someone that had never ever had the worry; pride, who never had the pride.”

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

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“Sometimes 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 insane and aint none people pure sane up until the balance people talks him that-a-way. It’s like it aint so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.”

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

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

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“In an odd space you must 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 cleared for sleep you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never ever were. I do not know what I am. I don’t know if I am or not.”

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

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“It’s because I’m alone. If I could simply feel it, it would be different, because I would not be alone. But if I were not alone, everyone would know it. And he could do so much for me, and after that I would not be alone. Then I could be all best 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 actually turned copper: in the eye portentous, in the nose sulphurous, smelling of lightning.”

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

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“One day I was speaking to Cora. She prayed for me because she believed I was blind to sin, desiring me to kneel and pray too, due to the fact that people to whom sin is simply a matter of words, to them redemption is just words too.”

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

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“It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way 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 ready on moving when he does start off, the like when he was set on remaining still, like it aint the moving he dislikes even the starting and the stopping. And like he would be sort of happy with whatever come near make the moving or the setting still look hard. He set there on the wagon stooped up, blinking, listening to us tell about how quick 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.”

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“That’s what they suggest by the womb of time: the pain and the misery of spreading out bones, the hard girdle in which lie the annoyed entrails of occasions.”

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“That’s the one trouble with this country: whatever, weather, all, hangs on too long. Like our rivers, our land: nontransparent, slow, violent; shaping and developing the life of guy 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 think with each blow of the switch: Now you know me! Now I am something in your trick and self-centered life, who have actually marked your blood with my own for ever and ever.”

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“When I was a kid I first 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.”

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“And when I think of that, I believe that if nothing however being married will help a man, he’s durn nigh helpless.”

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“It was as though, so long as the deceit ran along peaceful and tedious, everyone let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice, because all people are cowards and naturally choose any type of treachery because it has a bland outside.”

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“For the Lord gone for him to do and not to spend excessive time believing, since his brain it resembles a piece of equipment: it will not stand a great deal of racking. It’s best when everything runs along the very 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 thought death to be a phenomenon of the body; now I understand it to be simply a function of the mind– which of the minds of the ones who suffer the bereavement. The nihilists say it is the end; the fundamentalists, the start; when in reality it disappears than a single tenant or family moving out of a tenement or a town.”

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“I might just remember how my dad utilized to state that the factor for living was to prepare to remain dead a long period of time. And when I would need to look at them day after day, each with his and her trick and self-centered idea, and blood strange to each other blood and weird to mine, and believe that this seemed to be the only way I might prepare yourself to stay dead, I would dislike my daddy for having actually ever planted me. I would anticipate 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 think with each blow of the switch: Now you are aware of me! Now I am something in your trick and self-centered life, who have marked your blood with my own for ever and ever.”

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

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“It resembles there was a fellow in every male that’s done a-past the sanity or the insanity, that views the sane and the ridiculous doings of that male with the very same horror and the same astonishment.”

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

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“But my mom is a fish. Vernon seen it. He existed.
“Jewel’s mother is a horse,” Darl stated.
“Then my own can be a fish, can’t it, Darl? I said.
Jewel is my sibling.
“Then my own will have to be a horse, too,” I stated.
“Why? Darl stated. “If pa is your pa, why does your ma have 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 have not got ere one,” Darl said. “Since If I had one, it is was. And if it is was, it can’t be is. Can’t it?”
“No,” I stated.
“Then I am not,” Darl said. “Am I?”
“No,” I stated.
I am. Darl is my sibling.
“However you are, Darl,” I said.
“I know it,” Darl said. “That’s why I am not is. Areis too many for one woman to foal.”

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“I stated You don’t know what concern is. I don’t understand what it is. I do not understand whether I am stressing or not. Whether I can or not. I do not understand whether I can sob or not. I don’t understand whether I have tried 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 would not ever have any factor to be great and die.”

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“The river itself is not a hundred backyards across, 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 terrific quality a little from right to left, as though we had reached the place where the movement of the squandered world speeds up prior to the last precipice. Yet they appear overshadowed. It is as though the space in between us were time: an irrevocable quality. It is as though time, no longer running directly before us in a decreasing line, now runs parallel between us like a looping string, the range being the doubling accretion of the thread and not the interval 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 as soon as, their look sweeps throughout us with in their eyes a wild, unfortunate, profound and despairing quality as though they had currently seen in the thick water the shape of the disaster which they could not speak and we could not see.”

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“I am the chosen of the Lord, for who He loveth, so doeth He chastiseth. However I be durn if He do not take some curious ways to reveal it, seems like.”

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“He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had actually been utilized to words for a long time. I knew that word was like the others: simply a shape to fill an absence; that when the right time came, you would not need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear.”

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“Often i despair in humanity for a time; i am assailed by doubt.”

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“I notice how it takes a lazy guy, a guy that dislikes moving, to get set on moving as soon as he does get started off, the like he was set on remaining still, like it aint the moving he dislikes so much as the starting 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 want I had time to want I had. It is because in the wild and annoyed earth too soon too soon prematurely. It’s not that I wouldn’t and will not it’s that it is prematurely too soon.”

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“Prior to us the thick dark present runs. It talks as much as us in a whispering become nonstop and myriad, the yellow surface area dimpled monstrously into fading swirls travelling along the surface for an immediate, silent, impermanent and exceptionally substantial, as though just below the surface something substantial and alive waked for a minute of lazy awareness out of and into light rest 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. Often I believe it ain’t none of us pure crazy and ain’t none people pure sane up until the balance of us talks him that-a-way. 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. […] That’s how I reckon a male is crazy. That’s how he can’t agree with other folks. And I reckon they ain’t nothing else to do with him but what the most folks states is right.”

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“In the afternoon when school was out and the last one had entrusted his little unclean snuffling nose, rather of going home I would decrease the hill to the spring where I could be peaceful and hate them.”

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