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E. B. White
(1899-1985) born on
Jul 11
US humorist, essayist, novelist. His children's books have become classics, e.g., "Charlotte's Web," 1952 and "Stuart Little," 1945.
         
   
F
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.

R
There is a period near the beginning of every man's life when he has little to cling to except his unmanageable dream, little to support him except good health, and nowhere to go but all over the place.
A
Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
N
I sometimes doubt that a writer should refine or improve his workroom by so much as a dictionary: one thing leads to another and the first thing you know he has a stuffed chair and is fast asleep in it.
K
A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From "Journey in Word," ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations
R: "Essays of E. B. White," "The Years of Wonder" (1977; first published, 1961).
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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