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James Thurber Quotes

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James Thurber Quotes

About James Thurber

James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961) was an American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.


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1

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber


2

There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. James Thurber


3

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


4

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. James Thurber


5

The most dangerous food is wedding cake. James Thurber


6

My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language. James Thurber


7

One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough. James Thurber


8

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. James Thurber


9

The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. James Thurber


10

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. James Thurber


11

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. James Thurber


12

Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person. James Thurber


13

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


14

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber


15

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. James Thurber


16

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness. James Thurber


17

The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody’s guess. James Thurber


18

Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. James Thurber


19

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people – that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. James Thurber


20

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


21

Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man. James Thurber


22

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel. James Thurber


23

Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I’ve not seen! James Thurber


24

The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. James Thurber


25

Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. James Thurber


26

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance – a sharp, vindictive glance. James Thurber


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