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E. B. White Quotes and Sayings
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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

Related topics: Humor

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- 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

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Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- 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

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 can only assume that your editorial writer tripped
over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
- E. B. White

The trouble with the profit system has always been
that it was highly unprofitable to most people.
- E. B. White

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,
outlining the victim.
- E. B. White

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
- 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.
- E. B. White

Prejudice is a great time saver.
You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
- E. B. White

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 don't know which is more discouraging,
literature or chickens.
- E. B. White

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

It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet;
the bylaws are shorter,
and he is personally acquainted with the other members.
- E. B. White

Be obscure clearly.
- 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

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
- 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

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
- E. B. White

A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day,
and then gets stringy.
- 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

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
- E. B. White

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future
for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit
Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself,
he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
- E. B. White

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement
among people or countries than an agreement.
- E. B. White

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy
man with a sense of humus.
- E. B. White

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes
more difficult with every year.
- E. B. White

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true
friend and a good writer.
- E. B. White

The critic leaves at curtain fall To find,
in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play
at all For starting to review it.
- E. B. White

Everything in life is somewhere else,
and you get there in a car.
- E. B. White

Old age is a special problem for me because I've never
been able to shed the mental image I have of myself -
a lad of about 19.
- 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

When I was a child people simply looked about them
and were moderately happy;
today they peer beyond the seven seas,
bury themselves waist deep in tidings,
and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
- E. B. White

Scientific innovations continually provide us with
new means of analyzing the finds.
- Richard Leakey

I spend half my time just living my life,
and the other half analyzing it.
- David Schwimmer

Too many people have been analyzing their pasts,
their childhoods, their memories, their parents,
and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough.
- James Hillman

Personally, I look forward to better tools for analyzing C++ source code.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

When I decided to take writing seriously,
I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked,
and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics.
- George Stephen

Comedians don't laugh.
They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.
- James Lipton

Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you
have is a necessary ingredient of a career.
- Orison Swett Marden

I just happen to like the work.
I like preparing for a role.
I like reading.
I like analyzing.
I like literature.
I like emotions.
I like working with other actors.
- Elle Macpherson

I like analyzing human behavior.
It's complex.
That's what keeps me going.
- Julia Stiles

I think what coaching is all about, is taking players
and analyzing there ability,
put them in a position where they can excel within
the framework of the team winning.
And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach.
- Don Shula

We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs,
and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's
a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane,
and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie,
you know?
- Dana Carvey

When a man and a woman see each other and like each
other they ought to come together -
wham -
like a couple of taxis on Broadway,
not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle.
- Thelma Ritter

The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want
to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for
the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget.
As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
- Hugh Sidey

That work led to the emergence of the recombinant DNA
technology thereby providing a major tool for analyzing
mammalian gene structure and function and formed the
basis for me receiving the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Paul Berg

Marxists have some way of analyzing the development
of affairs which enables them to judge far in advance
of scientific thinkers what the trend of social and
economic development is to be.
- John Desmond Bernal

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

The secret of improved plant breeding,
apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
- Luther Burbank

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

Our idea of nature is increasingly being determined
by scientific developments.
And they have become decisive for our image of reality.
- Thom Mayne

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art,
a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system.
Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
- Aldous Huxley

The judge said I was a menace to society because I
had put crime on a scientific basis.
- Gregory Corso

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological
progress in our modern world,
we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'.
- Sam Brownback

Psychology more than any other science has had its
pseudo-scientific no less than its scientific period.
- James M. Baldwin

Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary,
very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable.
- Philippe Perrin

What standards are upheld by the scientific community
affect the community internally,
and also affect its relations with society at large,
including Congress.
- Serge Lang

It's also a reasonable scientific program to look at
the dynamics of the standard model and to try to prove
from that dynamics that it is computationally capable.
- Seth Lloyd

The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes,
though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim.
Both aim at reaching the most real.
- Muhammed Iqbal


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