James Thurber

1894 - 1961

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.

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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