Ah, Faulkner: that Nobel prize-winning, stream-of-consciousness pioneering American modernist, whose noted works include The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom! and As I Lay Dying (which is, incidentally, now also a metalcore band).

Faulkner would have turned 118 today.

We dig both his devastating, now-iconic narratives of the American South, and his super-posh pipe. Here's a little Faulknerian inspiration for your Friday:

"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore."