"Personally I find it impossible to communicate with the outside world. Maybe I will end up in some kind of self-communion—a silence—faced with the certainty that I can no longer be understood. The artist must create his own language. This is not only his right but his duty."
Excerpted from Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner, 1926–1962
, Edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate.
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