Citáty James Thurber


„It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.“

—  James Thurber
From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time, "The Scotty Who Knew Too Much", The New Yorker (18 February 1939)

„There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.“

—  James Thurber
From Lanterns and Lances‎, Lanterns and Lances‎ (1961), p. 146; also misquoted as "There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures."

„Boys are perhaps beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of eighteen months and ninety years.“

—  James Thurber
From Lanterns and Lances‎, "The Darlings at the Top of the Stairs", Lanterns & Lances (1961); previously appeared in The Queen and in Harper's Magazine.

„The dog has seldom been successful in pulling Man up to its level of sagacity, but Man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.“

—  James Thurber
From other writings, "An Introduction", The Fireside Book of Dog Stories (Simon and Schuster, 1943); reprinted in Thurber's Dogs (1955)

„Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?“

—  James Thurber, Collecting Himself: James Thurber On Writing And Writers, Humor And Himself
Cartoon captions, Cartoon caption, The New Yorker (5 June 1937); "Word Dance--Part One", A Thurber Carnival (1960)

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