Booth Tarkington’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Booth Tarkington Quotes 

Booth Tarkington, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Booth Tarkington quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Booth Tarkington’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Booth Tarkingtonmade a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Gossip is never fatal until it is denied.”
― Booth Tarkington

“Gossip is never fatal until it is denied. Gossip goes on about every human being alive and about all the dead that are alive enough to be remembered, and yet almost never does any harm until some defender makes a controversy. Gossip’s a nasty thing, but it’s sickly, and if people of good intentions will let it entirely alone, it will die, ninety-nine times out of a hundred.”
― Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

“Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.”
― Booth Tarkington,  The Magnificent Ambersons

“Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it’s shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn’t he? When a son cuts somebody’s throat the mother only sees it’s possible for a misguided angel to act like a devil – and she’s entirely right about that!”
― Booth Tarkington,  The Magnificent Ambersons

“There aren’t any old times. When times are gone they’re not old, they’re dead! There aren’t any times but new times!”
― Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

“No doubt it is true that there is more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repented than over all the saints who consistently remain holy, and the rare, sudden gentlenesses of arrogant people have infinitely more effect than the continual gentleness of gentle people. Arrogance turned gentle melts the heart.”
― Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

“I’m not sure he’s wrong about automobiles,” he said. “With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization — that is, in spiritual civilization. It may be that they will not add to the beauty of the world, nor to the life of men’s souls.”
― Booth Tarkington,  The Magnificent Ambersons

“Nobody has a good name in a bad mouth. Nobody has a good name in a silly mouth either. ”
― Booth Tarkington,  The Magnificent Ambersons

“Some day the laws of glamour must be discovered, because they are so important that the world would be wiser now if Sir Isaac Newton had been hit on the head, not by an apple, but by a young lady.”
― Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

“…at twenty-one or twenty-two so many things appear solid and permanent and terrible which forty sees are nothing but disappearing miasma. Forty can’t tell twenty about this; that’s the pity of it! Twenty can find out only by getting to be forty.”
― Booth Tarkington,  The Magnificent Ambersons

10 Famous Quotes by Author Booth Tarkington

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Booth Tarkington quotes. Make sure you help by commenting  your best Booth Tarkington quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Booth Tarkington. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Booth Tarkingtonquotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Booth Tarkington Quote 

“I mean the things that we have and that we think are so solid—they’re like smoke, and time is like the sky that the smoke disappears into. You know how wreath of smoke goes up from a chimney, and seems all thick and black and busy against the sky, as if it were going to do such important things and last forever, and you see it getting thinner and thinner—and then, in such a little while, it isn’t there at all; nothing is left but the sky, and the sky keeps on being just the same forever.”

 Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

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