William Faulkner Quote
… not sin, he thought, I don't believe in sin. It's getting out of timing. You are born submerged in anonymous lockstep with the teeming anonymous myriads of your time and generation; you get out of step once, falter once, and you are trampled to death.
Harry Wilbourne, in (Ch. 3) "Wild Palms"; p. 54 (Faulkner's italics) - The Wild Palms (1939)