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E. B. White Quotes

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

A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day, and then gets stringy.

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.

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

Be obscure clearly.

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

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

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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