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A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.
Drawing
James Thurber

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A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense.
Wisdom
James Thurber

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All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
Purpose
James Thurber

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Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.
Arts and Artists
James Thurber

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Discussion in America means dissent.
Dissent
James Thurber

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Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
Death and Dying
James Thurber

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He was always leaning forward, pushing something invisible ahead of him.
Attitude
James Thurber

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He who hesitates is sometimes saved.
Indecision
James Thurber

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Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
Humor
James Thurber

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I love the idea of there being two sexes, don't you?
Men and Women
James Thurber

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It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
Idleness
James Thurber

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It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Questions
James Thurber

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Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Anger
James Thurber

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Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.
Love
James Thurber

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Love is what you've been through with somebody.
Love
James Thurber

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The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
Comedy and Comedians
James Thurber

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There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
Light
James Thurber

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Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
Conflict
James Thurber

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While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either.
Character
James Thurber

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Why do you have to a nonconformist like everybody else?
Conformity
James Thurber

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You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
Lies and Lying
James Thurber

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You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
Persuasion
James Thurber

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun