Inspirational William Styron Quotes

William Styron (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006) was an American novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational William Styron Quotes.

William Styron Quotes
William Styron Quotes

William Styron Quotes

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron

“It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.”
― William Styron

“If there is mild relief, one knows that it is only temporary; more pain will follow. It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.”
― William Styron

“We’re all in this game together.”
― William Styron

“This was not judgment day – only morning. Morning: excellent and fair.”
― William Styron

“We each devise our means of escape from the intolerable.”
― William Styron

“In depression this faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come- not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute.”
― William Styron

“My brain had begun to endure its familiar siege: panic and dislocation, and a sense that my thought processes were being engulfed by a toxic and unnameable tide that obliterated any enjoyable response to the living world.”
― William Styron

“Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self — to the mediating intellect– as to verge close to being beyond description. It thus remains nearly incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it in its extreme mode.”
― William Styron

“A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.”
William Styron

“The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis, and we’d have mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a happy bunch of chuckleheads.”
― William Styron

“The madness of depression is, generally speaking, the antithesis of violence. It is a storm indeed, but a storm of murk. Soon evident are the slowed-down responses, near paralysis, psychic energy throttled back close to zero. Ultimately, the body is affected and feels sapped, drained.”
― William Styron

“I thought there’s something to be said for honor in this world where there doesn’t seem to be any honor left.”
― William Styron

“The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone’s neurosis, and we’d have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads.”
― William Styron quotes

“The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne.”
― William Styron

“There are friends one makes at a youthful age in whom one simply rejoices, for whom one possesses a love and loyalty mysteriously lacking in the friendships made in after-years, no matter how genuine.”
― William Styron

“There he must, despite the anguish devouring his brain, present a face approximating the one that is associated with ordinary events and companionship.”
― William Styron

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