E. B. White

1899 - 1985

A Quote by E. B. White on democracy, people, suspicion, and time

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are fight more than half of the time.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: The Wild Flag, 1946

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A Quote by E. B. White on literature

I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to James Thurber, November 18, 1938

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A Quote by E. B. White on loyalty

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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

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A Quote by E. B. White on challenge and life

An unhatched egg is to me the greatest challenge in life.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to Reginald Allen, March 5, 1973

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A Quote by E. B. White on joy

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We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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A Quote by E. B. White on justice, life, love, and meaning

Life's meaning has always eluded me and I guess always will. But I love it just the same.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Letter to Mary Virginia Parrish, August 29, 1969

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A Quote by E. B. White on planning

From three to four, he planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Wilbur the Pig in Charlotte's Web

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A Quote by E. B. White on automobiles and life

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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A Quote by E. B. White on life and wives

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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.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Source: Commuter, 1929

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by E. B. White on machines, men, and work

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.

E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

Contributed by: Zaady

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