Born: September 25, 1897
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Died: July 6, 1962
Occupation: Author and Poet
Profile: Awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of the finest American novelists of the 20th century.
Number of Quotes: 3
A man shouldn't fool with booze until he's fifty; then he's a damn fool if he doesn't.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
One of the saddest things is that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat ... nor make love for eight hours.