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E. B. White quotes

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.

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

Be obscure clearly.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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