Which can fit your individual needs no better than it fitted his or his father's.

from William Faulkner – Excerpt from The Sound and the Fury - June 2nd 1910 on Rap Genius


Mister Compson is saying that the uselessness of time can fit Quentin’s needs no better than any past generations. This statement carries more weight on the practical level of the day. This is the day that Quentin has chosen to die. He is questioning time’s mendacity. He will answer Hamlet’s question with, “not to be”?

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