Friday, June 26, 2015

Quote of the Day (William Faulkner, on ‘Truth and Justice’ in the Old South)

" ‘I'm interested in truth,’ the sheriff said.

‘So am I,’ Uncle Gavin said.  ‘It's so rare.  But I am more interested in justice and human beings.’

‘Ain't truth and justice the same thing?’ the sheriff said.

‘Since when?’  Uncle Gavin said.  ‘In my time I have seen truth that was anything under the sun but just, and I have seen justice using tools and instruments I wouldn't want to touch with a ten-foot fence rail.’" ― William Faulkner, “An Error in Chemistry," in Knight's Gambit (1949)

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