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E. B. White
July 11, 1899 - October 1, 1985
Nationality: American
Category: Comedian
Subcategory: American Comedian

All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.


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


We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.


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.


I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens.


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


A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.


The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.


Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.


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


Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19.


The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative.


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


Writing is hard work and bad for the health.


The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.


It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members.


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


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


Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.


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


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