It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members.
E. B. White (1899 - 1985)
Source: One Man’s Meat, 1944
Contributed by: Zaady
An unhatched egg is to me the greatest challenge in life.
Source: Letter to Reginald Allen, March 5, 1973
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry.
Life's meaning has always eluded me and I guess always will. But I love it just the same.
Source: Letter to Mary Virginia Parrish, August 29, 1969
From three to four, he planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive.
Source: Wilbur the Pig in Charlotte's Web
I have occasionally had the exquisite thrill of putting my finger on a little capsule of truth, and heard it give the faint squeak of mortality under my pressure.
Source: Letter to Stanley Hart White, January, 1929
Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about revolution that we used to be.
Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.
Commuter - one who spends his life In riding to and from his wife; A man who shaves and takes a train And then rides back to shave again.
Source: Commuter, 1929
Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary men, but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary man.
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