James Thurber

1894 - 1961

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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A Quote by James Thurber on worth

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A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.

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A Quote by James Thurber on writers

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Some American writers who have known each other for years have never met in the daytime or when both were sober.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Thurber on dogs, love, and thought

I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog.

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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.

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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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