William Faulkner Quote

... but one mistake; that alertness for measuring and weighing event against eventuality, circumstance against human nature, his own fallible judgement and mortal clay against not only human but natural forces, choosing and discarding, compromising with his dream and his ambition like you must with the horse which you take across country, over timber, which you control only through your ability to keep the animal from realising that actually you cannot, that actually it is the stronger (41).


Absalom, Absalom! (1936)

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But one mistake; that alertness for measuring and weighing event against eventuality, circumstance against human nature, his own fallible judgement...

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But one mistake; that alertness for measuring and weighing event against eventuality, circumstance against human nature, his own fallible judgement...

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But one mistake; that alertness for measuring and weighing event against eventuality, circumstance against human nature, his own fallible judgement...

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But one mistake; that alertness for measuring and weighing event against eventuality, circumstance against human nature, his own fallible judgement...