3 Quotes – William Styron


William Styron, American novelist, essayist
(born: William Clark Styron, Jr.)

June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia, USA

November 1, 2006 in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA

known for (among others):
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie’s Choice


The writer’s duty is to keep on writing.
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Reading – the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
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A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.


Which is your favourite quote by William Styron?  🙂

12 thoughts on “3 Quotes – William Styron

  1. I simply can’t choose . . . but I do recall after reading Sophie’s Choice that it affected me deeply for days and days and I wanted everyone I knew to read it so we could talk about it. It still resonates with me today~

    • I would like to think you liked them all, Marni.
      There are stories, so intense – you just need to let everybody know. In some cases I was disappointed that others were not in the least inclined to read that certain book as well.

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