Booth Tarkington
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"Newton Booth Tarkington" was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams (novel)/Alice Adams. He is, with William Faulkner and John Updike, one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.

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Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.

There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.

Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously.

He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her--especially if that is what she desires.

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.

Mystics always hope that science will some day overtake them.

The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody.

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.

Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.