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James Thurber Quote: Every man is occasionally visited by the suspicion that the planet on which he is riding is not really going anywhere; that the Force which controls its measured eccentricities hasn't got anything special in mind. If he broods on this somber theme long enough he gets the doleful idea that the laughing children on a merry-go-round or the thin, fine hands of a lady's watch are revolving more purposely than he is.
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Quotes about James Thurber: I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
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Quote about James Thurber: Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen!
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James Thurber Sayings: The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.
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James Thurber Saying: Those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men leave behind them something real and warmly personal... the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
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Sayings about James Thurber: Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
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Saying about James Thurber: The trouble with the lost generation is that it didn't get lost enough.
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James Thurber Quotes: I hate women because they have brought into the currency of our language such expressions as
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James Thurber Quote: History is replete with proofs, from Cato the Elder to Kennedy the Younger, that if you scratch a statesman you find an actor, but it is becoming harder and harder, in our time, to tell government from show business.
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Quotes about James Thurber: Until a man can quit talking loudly to himself in order to shout down the memories of blunderings and gropings, he is in no shape for the painstaking examination of distress.
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Quote about James Thurber: A peril of the night road is that flecks of dust and streaks of bug blood on the windshield look to me like old admirals in uniform, or crippled apple women, or the front edge of barges, and I whirl out of their way, thus going into ditches and fields and up on front lawns, endangering the life of authentic admirals and apple women who may be out on the roads for a breath of air before retiring.
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James Thurber Sayings: One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, co-operation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs. He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.
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James Thurber Saying: Man is troubled by what might be called the Dog Wish, a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog
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Sayings about James Thurber: Ours is a precarious language, as every writer knows, in which the merest shadow line often separates affirmation from negation, sense from nonsense, and one sex from the other
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Saying about James Thurber: Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man.
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James Thurber Quotes: Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little boy, they are only half complete as artist and as man.
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James Thurber Quote: Love is blind, but desire just doesn't give a good goddamn
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