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E. B. White Quotes


48 E. B. White quotes:



"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one"
Author: White Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
"Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor"
Author: White Quotes Category: Humorous Quotes
"I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially."
Author: White Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart till it stops beating."
Author: White Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"A man can do anything he wants to do in this world, at least if he wants to do it badly enough."
"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"
"A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring."
Author: White Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar."
"Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men."
"I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel."
"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer."
"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."
"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."
"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."



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