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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
The paths of glory at least lead to the grave, but the paths of duty may not get you anywhere.

R
The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep.
A
He who hesitates is sometimes saved.
N
Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything.
K
Then, with that faint fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty, the undefeated, inscrutable to the last.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Fables for Our Time, 1940
R: New Yorker (29 March 1930).
A: Folks of Our Time
N: On John O'Hara, quoted in Helen Thurber and Edward Weeks eds "Selected Letters of James Thurber," Atlantic-Little, Brown 81
K: My World and Welcome to It," 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
   


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