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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
Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.

R
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
A
I have occasionally had the exquisite thrill of putting my finger on a little capsule of truth, and heard it give a faint squeak of morality under my pressure.
N
Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society -- things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed.
K
Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 'One Man's Meat' [For E. B. White on television, see under media.]
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Essays of E.B. White
N:
K: Interview in Writers at Work (Eighth Series, 1988).
   


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