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

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: Fables for Our Time, 1940

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A Quote by James Thurber on death

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And the little girl had approached the bed no nearer than thirty feet when she pulled out a pistol and shot the wolf dead; for even in a cap and nightgown a wolf looks no more like your grandmother than Calvin Coolidge looks like the Metro-Goldwyn lion. Moral: Little girls are not so easy to fool nowadays as they used to be.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: a revision of "Little Red Riding Hood"

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A Quote by James Thurber on faults and kindness

It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on justice and writing

When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: Memo to "New Yorker," 1959; first published in "New York Times Book Review," 4 Dec 1988

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