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JAMES THURBER
American humorist
(1894 - 1961)
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A lady of 47 who has been married 27 years and has 6 children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: "Love is what you've been through with somebody."
      - [Matrimony]

A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.
      - [Probability]

All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
      - [Murder]

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
      - [Learning]

Don't get it right, just get it written.
      - [Contracts]

Don't let that chip on your shoulder be your only reason for walking erect.
      - [Ego]

He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes.
      - [Art]

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
      - [Humor]

I hate women because they always know where things are.
      - [Women]

It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.
      - [Questions]

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
      - [Consciousness]

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.
      - [Mankind]

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
      - [Despair]

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.
      - [Language]

So much has already been written about everything that you can't find out anything about it.
      - [Knowledge]

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
      - [Dogs]

The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
      - [Future]

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.
      - [Cooperation : Safety]

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
      - [Lying]


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