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James Thurber

James Grover Thurber (8 December 1894 - 2 November 1961) was an American humorist and cartoonist.
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Let us not look not back in anger, or forward with fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber

I hate women because they always know where things are.

James Thurber

Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.

James Thurber

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.

James Thurber

I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere.

James Thurber

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?

James Thurber

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.

James Thurber

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.

James Thurber

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.

James Thurber

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber

Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?

James Thurber

It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.

James Thurber

A woman's place is in the wrong.

James Thurber

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

James Thurber

Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.

James Thurber

He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes.

James Thurber

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

James Thurber

I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

James Thurber

He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

James Thurber

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.

James Thurber

We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.

James Thurber

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.

James Thurber

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.

James Thurber

A husband should not insult his wife publicly, at parties. He should insult her in the privacy of the home.

James Thurber

There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber
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