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: 2
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.