19 RESULTS FOR: James Thurber
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.
James ThurberHe knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes.
James ThurberI hate women because they always know where things are.
James ThurberIt had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
James ThurberThe only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
James ThurberThe wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James ThurberI loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
James ThurberNowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
James ThurberIt is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James ThurberAll human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
James ThurberYou might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James ThurberThere are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
James ThurberThe wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James ThurberI 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.
James ThurberEarly to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
James ThurberThere is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.
James ThurberYou can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
James ThurberWell, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone
James ThurberHer own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.