E. B. White Quotes


48 E. B. White quotes:



"Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself-a lad of about 19"
"I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart till it stops beating."
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"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer."
"Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts."
Author: White Quotes Category: American Comedian Quotes Facts Quotes
"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry."
"I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat."
Author: White Quotes Category: American Comedian Quotes Office Quotes
"To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year."
"When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad."
"One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy."
"There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another."
"The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it."
"A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day, and then gets stringy."
"A writer is like a bean plant, he has his little day, and then he gets stringy."
"English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street."
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one."
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
"I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens."
"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."
"It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members."
"Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself-a lad of about 19."



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