James Thurber

1894 - 1961

A Quote by James Thurber on light, glow, illumine, glare, and obscure

There are two kinds of light–the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on awareness

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: The Book of Positive Quotations

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A Quote by James Thurber

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: Email from 'The Prince'

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A Quote by James Thurber on humorist, wit, and satirist

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the 
world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: Edward R. Murrow television interview

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A Quote by James Thurber on light

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There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on darkness, fear, and sleep

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber

Well if this is the wrong number, why did you answer it?

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on eternity, fame, grace, life, men, soul, and spirit

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades into nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on dogs and success

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on confusion, kindness, thinking, and unhappiness

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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