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

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.
He who hesitates is sometimes saved.
Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything.
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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