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E. B. White Quotes
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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.
Everything in life is somewhere else and you get there in a car.
A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter. ... A writer has the duty to be good, not lousy: true, not false; lively, not dull; accurate, not full of error. He should tend to lift people up, not lower them down.
"What's miraculous about a spider's web?" asked Mrs. Arable. "I don't see why you say a web is a miracle-it's just a web." "Ever try to spin one?" asked Mrs. Dorian.
The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequaled by any other form of communication.
Children hold spring so tightly in their brown fists-just as grownups, who are less sure of it, hold it in their hearts.
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
America is now liberty-conscious. In a single generation it has progressed from being toothbrush-conscious, to being air-minded, to being liberty-conscious.
The South is the land of the sustained sibilant. Everywhere, for the appreciative visitor, the letter "s" insinuates itself in the scene: in the sound of sea and sand, in the singing shell, in the heat of sun and sky, in the sultriness of the gentle hours, in the siesta, in the stir of birds and insects.
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Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
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Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
Happiness Quote
Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
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Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
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Love is being stupid together.
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