E. B. White Quotes

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Commuter one who spends his life In riding to and from his wife; A man who shaves and takes a train, And then rides back to shave again.
– E.B. White

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Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
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Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have.
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New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up!
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A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer… He unzips the veil from beauty,but does not remove it.A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.
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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to improve the world.
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Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
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A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist√∂nothing shields him from the world’s gaze except his bare skin.
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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
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English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgement, and education Sometimes it’s sheer luck, like getting across the street.
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Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.
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Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
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Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.
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Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion.
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To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
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I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.
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In a man’s middle years there is scarcely a part of the body he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.
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What is life? We are born, we live a little and we die.
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Be obscure clearly.
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