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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.
When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare.

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.
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.
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
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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