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The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem] The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem] by William Faulkner
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“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]
“Love doesn't die; the men and women do.”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]
“They say love dies between two people. That’s wrong. It doesn’t die. It just leaves you, goes away, if you aren’t good enough, worthy enough. It doesn’t die; you’re the the one that dies. It’s like the ocean: if you’re no good, if you begin to make a bad smell in it, it just spews you up somewhere to die. You die anyway, but I had rather drown in the ocean than be urped up onto a strip of dead beach and be dried away by the sun into a little foul smear with no name to it, just this was for an epitaph”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]
“If Jesus returned today we would have to crucify him quick in our own defense, to justify and preserve the civilization we have worked and suffered and died shrieking and cursing in rage and impotence and terror for two thousand years to create and perfect in mans own image; if Venus returned she would be a soiled man in a subway lavatory with a palm full of French post-cards--”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]
“Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem]

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