James Thurber, fully James Grover Thurber

James
Thurber, fully James Grover Thurber
1894
1961

American Author

Author Quotes

Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair-trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

Don't let that chip on your shoulder be your only reason for walking erect.

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.

Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything.

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?

A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

All men should strive to learn before they die – what they are running from, and to, and why.

Nowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation.

If we went out on the street dressed the way we talked, we should be arrested for indecent exposure.

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First Name
James
Last Name
Thurber, fully James Grover Thurber
Birth Date
1894
Death Date
1961
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American Author