James Thurber quotes

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The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himsel ...
It takes that je ne sais quoi which we call sophistication for a woman to be magnificent in a drawing-room when her faculties have ...
Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace ...
Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere ...
Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
It's a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous wit ...
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his po ...
Art--the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.
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