"One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day nor make love for eight hours—all you can do for eight hours is work. Which is the reason why man makes himself and everybody else so miserable and unhappy."
Excerpted from Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner, 1926–1962
, Edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate.
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