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Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 09/25/1897


 

William Faulkner Quotes > The artist doesn't have time...

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The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
William Faulkner
About: Art, Listening, Artist

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