James Thurber

1894 - 1961

A Quote by James Thurber on men

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All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on chaos, emotion, and humor

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber

No man who has wrestled with a self-adjusting card table can ever be quite the man he once was.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on home, husbands, insults, privacy, and wives

A husband should not insult his wife publicly, at parties. He should insult her in the privacy of the home.

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A Quote by James Thurber on god

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God bless . . . God damn.

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A Quote by James Thurber on death, learning, and men

Men should strive to learn, before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.

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A Quote by James Thurber on losing

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It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.

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A Quote by James Thurber on love

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Love is what you've been through with somebody.

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A Quote by James Thurber on children and love

A lady of 47 who has been married 27 years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: "Love is what you've been through with somebody."

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on ignorance

Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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