James Thurber


James Thurber Quotes

  • ''He who hesitates is sometimes saved.''
    James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. "The Glass in the Field," The Thurber Carnival (1945).
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  • ''Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.''
    James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. article first appeared in New Yorker (Feb. 18, 1939). "The Shrike and the Chipmunks," Fables for our Time (1940).
  • ''Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.''
    James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. "Thinking Ourselves Into Trouble," pt. 3, Collecting Himself (1989, first published 1939).
  • ''I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.''
    James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. Time (New York, August 15, 1960).

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