Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Quote of the Day (William Faulkner, With an Early Version of ‘The Great Resignation’)

“As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel who has two cents to invest in a postage stamp. This, sir, is my resignation.”— Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short-story writer William Faulkner (1897-1962), from an October 1924 letter of resignation from his job as Univ. of Mississippi postmaster, quoted in Conversations with William Faulkner, edited by M. Thomas Inge (1999) 

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