William Faulkner, ca. 1954. | Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, public domain
"In my opinion, if I could write all my work again, I am convinced that I would do it better, which is the healthiest condition for an artist. That’s why he keeps on working, trying again; he believes each time that this time he will do it, bring it off. Of course he won’t, which is why this condition is healthy." William Faulkner in an interview for The Paris Review.