Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Meandering around . . .

Today is the birthday of James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961), author, and cartoonist. He was best known for his contributions (both cartoons and short stories) to The New Yorker magazine and his celebrated wit.

"It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers." - James Thurber

"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people — that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature." - James Thurber

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

"Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with Man is Man." - James Thurber

"You can fool too many of the people too much of the time." - James Thurber

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