Elwyn Brooks White

Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Elwyn Brooks White
Mount Vernon, New York, United States

Quotes

11 November 2014
The siren south is well enough, but New York, at the beginning of March, is a hoyden we would not care to miss—a drafty wench, her temperature up and down, full of bold promises and dust in the eye.
11 November 2014
The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it—the speed of his acceptance.
11 November 2014
In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.
11 November 2014
Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma.
11 November 2014
A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.
11 November 2014
There is a period near the beginning of every man's life when he has little to cling to except his unmanageable dream, little to support him except good health, and nowhere to go but all over the place.
11 November 2014
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
11 November 2014
One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
11 November 2014
Deathlessness should be arrived at in a ... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.
11 November 2014
Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.

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