James Thurber

James Thurber

American cartoonist

Lived from: 1894-1961

Category: Comedians and humor | Artists

Quotes: James Thurber

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    Art, the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.
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    A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
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    A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense.
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    All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
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    But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
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    Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
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    Discussion in America means dissent.
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    Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
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    From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing.
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    From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. ''After dinner, the men moved into the living room.'' I explained to the professor that this was Rose' way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.
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    He was always leaning forward, pushing something invisible ahead of him.
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    He who hesitates is sometimes saved.
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    Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.
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    Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, innuendo, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit, but unlike the French and the English, we have not been much good at wit since the days of Benjamin Franklin.
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    Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
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