James Thurber Quotes

Who is James Thurber?

James Thurber was an American cartoonist, author and playwright known for the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which was made into two Hollywood movies.

Born December 08, 1894
Died November 02, 1961

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Best 17 Quotes by James Thurber

“All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”

“Art – the one achievement of man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.”

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”

“I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed.”

“I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness.”

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

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

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“One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.”

“She wasn't much to look at but she was something to think about.”

“The most dangerous food is wedding cake.”

“There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.”

“There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.”

“Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.”

“Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?”

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“Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?”

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“I can feel a thing I cannot touch and touch a thing I cannot feel. The first is sad and sorry, the second is your heart.”

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