Faulkner inspired me. He said, "The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past." That remark became my mantra as I wrote my first book. Now I'm thinking about another Faulkner quote as I begin my second book. "Don't be a writer, be writing." Does Pinterest count?
But it was as though she were not listening to her own voice, did not intend for the words to have any actual meaning: that final upflare of stubborn and dying summer upon which autumn, the dawning of halfdeath, had come unawares.