William Styron Quotes

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

By: William Styron

The writer's duty is to keep on writing... view

By: William Styron

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

By: William Styron

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

By: William Styron

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... view

By: William Styron

Most books, like their authors, are born to die.. view

By: William Styron

Let's face it, writing is hell... view

By: William Styron

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... view

By: William Styron

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

By: William Styron

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

By: William Styron

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

By: William Styron

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

By: William Styron