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All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

by James Thurber Found in: Life Quotes,
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The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.

by James Thurber Found in: Comedy Quotes,
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Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all read more

Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.

by James Thurber Found in: Lies Quotes,
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I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that read more

I 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.

by James Thurber Found in: Mind Quotes,
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The paths of glory at least lead to the grave, but the paths of duty may not get you any read more

The paths of glory at least lead to the grave, but the paths of duty may not get you any where.

by James Thurber Found in: Glory Quotes,
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He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

by James Thurber Found in: Indecision Quotes,
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There are two kinds of light--the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

There are two kinds of light--the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

by James Thurber Found in: Light Quotes,
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Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. -James Thurber.

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. -James Thurber.

by James Thurber Found in: Anger Quotes,
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The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is read more

The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals.

by James Thurber Found in: Dogs Quotes,
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Don't get it right, just get it written

Don't get it right, just get it written

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