William Styron - Quotes

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Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay. ---->>>

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it. ---->>>

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain. ---->>>

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis. ---->>>

The writer's duty is to keep on writing. ---->>>

I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell. ---->>>

And so we came forth, and once again beheld the stars. ---->>>

Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people. ---->>>

Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever. ---->>>

Let's face it, writing is hell. ---->>>

I think it's unfortunate to have critics for friends. ---->>>

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-11, 1925
Die: 2006-11-01
Occupation: Novelist

William Clark Styron Jr. (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006) was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work. Styron was best known for his novels, including: Lie Down in Darkness (1951), his acclaimed first work, published at age 26; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), narrated by Nat Turner, the leader of an 1831 Virginian slave revolt; Sophie's Choice (1979), a story "told through the eyes of a young aspiring writer from the South, about a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz and her brilliant but psychotic Jewish lover in postwar Brooklyn" (wikipedia)