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James Thurber
(1894-1961) born on
Dec 08
US novelist, humorist, cartoonist. He is noted for his whimsical writings, cartoons; his best known short story is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," 1945.
         
   
F
When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare.

R
Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
A
My drawings have been described as pre-intentionalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.
N
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
K
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Memo to "New Yorker," 1959; first published in "New York Times Book Review," 4 Dec 1988.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Life," 14 Mar 1960.
N: "Fables for Our Time," "The Courtship of Arthur and Al," 1940.
K: "Fables for Our Time," Moral of "The Owl Who Was God," 1940.
   


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