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James Thurber

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

— James Thurber

#inspirational #inspirational

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

— James Thurber

#chaos #emotional #remembered #tranquility

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

#any #beliefs #certain #dogs #few

You are all a lost generation," Gertrude Stein said to Hemingway. We weren't lost. We knew where we were, all right, but we wouldn't go home. Ours was the generation that stayed up all night.

— James Thurber


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

#anybody #between #beyond #least #months

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

— James Thurber

#answer #called #did #i #number

For one thing, she pronounced flowers 'flars' and I couldn't let it slide.

— James Thurber


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

#cat #dog #glance #i #i am

Art – the one achievement of man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised

— James Thurber

#creativity #mankind #art

Hundreds of hysterical persons must confuse these phenomena with messages from the beyond and take their glory to the bishop rather than the eye doctor.

— James Thurber

#humour #james-thurber #religion #religion

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God damn" according to Helen Thurber. National Register of Historic Places: his childhood Thurber House in Ohio and the Sanford-Curtis-Thurber House in Fairfield County Connecticut. Robert Lopresti)
People Have More Fun Than Anybody: A Centennial Celebration of Drawings and Writings by James Thurber 1994 (ed.

James Grover Thurber (December 8 1894 – November 2 1961) was an American author cartoonist and celebrated wit. One of the most popular humorists of his time Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.

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