Born: September 25th, 1897 - Mississippi, U.S.
Died: July 6th, 1962 - Mississippi, U.S.
short story writer
Nobel Prize for Literature 1949
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1955, 1963
Caddy got the box and set it on the floor and opened it. It was full of stars. When I was still, they were still. When I moved, they glinted and sparkled. I hushed.
And I will look down and see my murmuring bones and the deep water like wind, like a roof of wind, and after a long time they cannot distinguish even bones upon the lonely and inviolate sand.
- The Sound and the Fury
I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.
- As I Lay Dying
She was the captain of her soul...
- Light in August
War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war.
- A Fable
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief
- The Wild Palms
...no man can cause more grief than the one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancesters.
- Intruder in the Dust
If happy I can be I will, if suffer I must I can.
- Absalom, Absalom!