James Thurber

1894 - 1961

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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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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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.

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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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