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 on women

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I hate women because they always know where things are.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on questions

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on belief, certainty, dogs, heaven, and immortality

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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