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James Thurber quotes (22)

Early to rise and early to bed. Makes a male healthy wealthy and dead.
James Thurber   Category: Early

All men kill the thing they hate too unless of course it kills them first.
James Thurber   Category: Hate

Men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from and to and why.
James Thurber   Category: Leisure

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber   Category: Compromise

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
James Thurber   Category: People

I hate women because they always know where things are.
James Thurber   Category: Loquacity

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness the Dreamless Sleep?
James Thurber   Category: Unsorted

Well if this is the wrong number why did you answer it?
James Thurber   Category: Telephone

Its a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding but I think youll be amused by its presumption.
James Thurber   Category: Alcohol

A lady of 47 who has been married 27 years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: Love is what you've been through with somebody.
James Thurber   Category: Love

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.
James Thurber   Category: Chaos

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   Category: Existence

A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.
James Thurber   Category: Probability

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear but around in awareness.
James Thurber   Category: Fear

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

It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
James Thurber   Category: Fault

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   Category: Dog

Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance.
James Thurber   Category: Competence

God bless ... God damn.
James Thurber   Category: Last

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

Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy wealthy and dead.
James Thurber   Category: Wealth

It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
James Thurber   Category: Idleness