William Faulkner Quote

Interviewer: Is there any possible formula to follow in order to be a good novelist?
Faulkner: Ninety-nine percent talent ... ninety-nine percent discipline ... ninety-nine percent work. He must never be satisfied with what he does. It never is as good as it can be done.


The Paris Review, The Art of Fiction No. 12, Issue 12, Spring 1956

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Interviewer: Is there any possible formula to follow in order to be a good novelist? Faulkner: Ninety-nine percent talent ... ninety-nine percent...

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Interviewer: Is there any possible formula to follow in order to be a good novelist? Faulkner: Ninety-nine percent talent ... ninety-nine percent...

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Interviewer: Is there any possible formula to follow in order to be a good novelist? Faulkner: Ninety-nine percent talent ... ninety-nine percent...

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Interviewer: Is there any possible formula to follow in order to be a good novelist? Faulkner: Ninety-nine percent talent ... ninety-nine percent...