E. B. White Quotes

48 E. B. White quotes:

"The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it."
"The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people."
"The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind."
"The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative."
"Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor."
"Writing is hard work and bad for the health."
"Be obscure clearly."
"I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel."
"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."
"Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men."
"There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement."
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"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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"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time"
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"A man can do anything he wants to do in this world, at least if he wants to do it badly enough."
"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."
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"To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year"
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"The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind"
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"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one"
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