Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meandering in style . . .

Today is the birthday of Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985), writer. He is best known as a co-author of a widely used writing guide, The Elements of Style, popularly referred to by its authors' names, as Strunk & White. He is also the author of the children's classics Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little.

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one." - E. B. White

"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." - E. B. White

"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." - E. B. White

"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance." - E. B. White

"There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another." - E. B. White

"The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it." - E. B. White

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