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 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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A Quote by James Thurber on people and time

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on death and heaven

Americans want to go to heaven without dying.

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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