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James Thurber
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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."
James Thurber
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The Shore and the Sea, Further Fables for Our Time (first publication, 1956) - From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time
James Thurber
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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
James Thurber
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From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time


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Born: December 8, 1894

Died: November 2, 1961 (aged 66)

Nationality: American

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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The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.

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