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"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
Albert Einstein
E. B. White Quotes
A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist - nothing shields him from the world's gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writing away, can always fix himself up to make himself more presentable, but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
E. B. White

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.
E. B. White

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White

Be obscure clearly.
E. B. White

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
E. B. White

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.
E. B. White

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
E. B. White

I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart till it stops beating."
E. B. White

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.
E. B. White

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
E. B. White

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
E. B. White

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
E. B. White

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
E. B. White

It should restate and clarify the social dilemma and the political pickle. Once in a while it does, and you get a quick glimpse of its potential.
E. B. White

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
E. B. White

Oh, I never look under the hood.
E. B. White

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
E. B. White

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
E. B. White

Television should be our Lyceum, our Chautauqua, our Minsky's and our Camelot.
E. B. White

The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it.
E. B. White

The siren south is well enough, but New York, at the beginning of March, is a hoyden we would not care to miss-a drafty wench, her temperature up and down, full of bold promises and dust in the eye.
E. B. White

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.
E. B. White

Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes.
E. B. White

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
E. B. White

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
E. B. White

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
E. B. White

Type:
Comedian
Date of Birth:
1899-07-11
Year of Death:
1985
Nationality:
American
 

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