James Thurber Quotes (142 quotes)
The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, The New Yorker (18 February 1939) - From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time. Sometimes misquoted as: "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
“All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.”
The Shore and the Sea, Further Fables for Our Time (first publication, 1956) - From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time
Sometimes quoted as "... makes a male healthy..." - Fables for Our Times (1940), "The Shrike and the Chipmunks". Derived from Benjamin Franklin's quote: izquotes.com/quote/283012
From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Thurber
Born: December 8, 1894
Died: November 2, 1961 (aged 66)
Occupation: Comedian, humorist
Bio: James Grover Thurber was an American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his cartoons and short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine then collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.
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