"Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."William Styron on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."William Styron on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."William Styron on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."William Styron on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."William Styron on Mark Twain
"Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay."