Top James Thurber Quotes & Sayings

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James Thurber Quotes

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

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

James Thurber

3. It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all.

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4. Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

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

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

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

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8. 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.

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

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10. Don’t get it right, just get it written.

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11. He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

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12. There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.

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13. All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.

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14. A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.

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15. There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.

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16. Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.

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17. Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.

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

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19. Discussion in America means dissent.

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20. We all have faults, and mine is being wicked.

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

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