Saturday, September 27, 2014

I Believe That Man........From A Speech by William Faulkner



I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.  He is immortal, not because he along among creatures has an inexhaustable voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.  The poets, the writer's duty is to write about these things.  It is his privilege to help man to endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past.  The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.

William Faulkner   (1897 - 1962)

From his speech delivered on December 10, 1950 in Stockholm, Sweden when he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, as always Michael. Great quote from Faukner.

Maggie

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

You are very welcome dear Maggie.

Mike