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 Booth Tarkington - “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.”
 Booth Tarkington - “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.”
 Booth Tarkington - “But her correctness was of the finer sort, and had no air of being studied or achieved conduct would never offer her a problem to be settled from a book of rules, for the rules were so deep within her that she was unconscious of them.”
 Booth Tarkington - “For the first time she was vaguely perceiving that life is everlasting movement.”
 Booth Tarkington - “Youth cannot imagine romance apart from youth.”
 Booth Tarkington - “Destiny has a constant passion for the incongruous.”
 Booth Tarkington - “Besides, there are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.”
 Booth Tarkington - “. . . most of the houses of the Midland town were of a pleasant architecture. They lacked style, but also lacked pretentiousness, and whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.”
 Booth Tarkington - “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.”
 Booth Tarkington - “So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.”
 Booth Tarkington - “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.”
 Booth Tarkington - “An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband”
 Booth Tarkington - “Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously”
 Booth Tarkington - “One of the hardest conditions of boyhood is the almost continuous strain put upon the powers of invention by the constant and harassing necessity for explanations of every natural act.”
 Booth Tarkington - “Mystics always hope that science will some day overtake them”
 Booth Tarkington - “Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age”
 Booth Tarkington - “Sensitive and even resentful, I tried to make my novel answer all this nonsense. A thing the novel tried to say was that in the matter of human character the people of such an out-of-the-way midland village were as estimable as any others anywhere. . . . This, in my sensitive young fervor, was my emotional tribute to the land of my birth.”
 Booth Tarkington - “The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody.”
 Booth Tarkington - “When I get to be a man Being human, though boys, they considered their present estate too commonplace to be dwelt upon.So, when the old men gather, they say When I was a boy It really is the land of nowadays that we never discover.”
 Booth Tarkington - “Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age.”
 Booth Tarkington - “Mystics always hope that science will some day overtake them.”
 Newton Booth Tarkington - “There are two things that will be believed of any man whatsoever, and one of them is that he has taken to drink.”
 Newton Booth Tarkington - “They were upon their great theme 'When I get to be a man' Being human, though boys, they considered their present estate too commonplace to be dwelt upon. So, when the old men gather, they say 'When I was a boy' It really is the land of nowadays that we never discover.”
 Newton Booth Tarkington - “Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.”
 Newton Booth Tarkington - “Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age.”

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