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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
Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge.

R
It is better to know some of the questions than all the answers.
A
A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.
N
There is, of course, a certain amount of drudgery in newspaper work, just as there is in teaching classes, tunneling into a bank, or being President of the United States.
K
It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: A Thurber Garland, Preface (1955).
R: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: When asked his opinion of a play. Quoted in P. G. Wodehouse, Performing Flea, 25 Sept. 1950
   


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