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Top 30 Best Thurber Quotes

#1. 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. - Author: James Thurber
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#2. The jewels of sorrow last forever - Author: James Thurber
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#3. You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. - Author: James Thurber
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#4. Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy, wealthy, and dead. - Author: James Thurber
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#5. A guest at a dinner party observed the strange expression on James Thurber's face. 'Don't be concerned,' said Thurber's wife. 'He's writing.' - Author: Sophy Burnham
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#6. Something very much like nothing anyone had ever seen before came trotting down the stairs and crossed the room.
"What is that?" the Duke asked, palely.
"I don't know what it is," said Hark, "but it's the only one there ever was. - Author: James Thurber
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#7. In the pathways between office and home and home and the houses of settled people there are always, ready to snap at you, the little perils of routine living, but there is no escape in the unplanned tangent, the sudden turn. - Author: James Thurber
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#8. I hate women because they always remember where things are. - Author: James Thurber
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#9. It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. - Author: James Thurber
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#10. Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. - Author: James Thurber
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#11. The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa. - Author: James Thurber
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#12. This is the posture of fortunes slave: one foot in the gravy, one foot in the grave. - Author: James Thurber
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#13. Geep,' whuppled the parrot. - Author: James Thurber
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#14. Americans want to go to heaven without dying. - Author: James Thurber
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#15. Well, I'm disenchanted, too. We're all disenchanted. - Author: James Thurber
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#16. I have lived in the East for nearly thirty years now, but many of my books prove that I am never very far away from Ohio in my thoughts, and that the clocks that strike in my dreams are often the clocks of Columbus. - Author: James Thurber
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#17. There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth. - Author: James Thurber
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#18. Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige ... - Author: James Thurber
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#19. Hens embarrass me; owls disturb me; if I am with an eagle I always pretend that I am not with an eagle; and so on down to swallows at twilight who scare the hell out of me. But pigeons have absolutely no effect on me. - Author: James Thurber
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#20. You'll never live to wed his niece. You'll only die to feed his geese. - Author: James Thurber
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#21. Where most of us end up there is no knowing, but the hellbent get where they are going. - Author: James Thurber
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#22. History is replete with proofs, from Cato the Elder to Kennedy the Younger, that if you scratch a statesman you find an actor, but it is becoming harder and harder, in our time, to tell government from show business. - Author: James Thurber
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#23. Sanity, soundness, and sincerity, of which gleams and strains can still be found in the human brain under powerful microscopes, flourish only in a culture of clarification, which is now becoming harder and harder to detect with the naked eye. - Author: James Thurber
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#24. Sean O'Connell: Sometimes I don't. If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don't like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it. - Author: James Thurber
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#25. 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. - Author: James Thurber
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#26. He who hesitates is sometimes saved. - Author: James Thurber
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#27. Humourists lead ... an existence of jumpiness and apprehension. They sit on the edge of the chair of Literature. In the house of Life they have the feeling that they have never taken off their overcoats. - Author: James Thurber
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#28. Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen. - Author: James Thurber
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#29. Don't count your boobies until they are hatched. - Author: James Thurber
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#30. Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes. - Author: E.B. White
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