Quotes by: E. B. White

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E. B. White
White on the beach with his dog Minnie
Born Elwyn Brooks White
July 11, 1899
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Died October 1, 1985(1985-10-01) (aged 86)
North Brooklin, Maine, U.S.
Education Cornell University
Occupation Writer

The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.
E. B. White
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
E. B. White
There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.
E. B. White
The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people.
E. B. White
There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.
E. B. White
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
E. B. White
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
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To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
E. B. White
The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
E. B. White
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
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All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.
E. B. White
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
E. B. White
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
E. B. White
The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative.
E. B. White
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day, and then gets stringy.
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