"Because no battle is ever won. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools." - William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury June Second, 1910. http://www.usask.ca/english/faulkner/main/june2/index.html [2010-11-30] Kim Peek just added "Be different!" Must the sourceing not indicate this somehow?
The sourced link http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/savant/kimpeek.cfm is dead. Also with archive.org the page does not reveal the quotation above.