"James Grover Thurber" was an American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. Thurber was best known for his gag cartoon/cartoons and short story/short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker magazine and collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular List of humorists/humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. In collaboration with his college friend, Elliott Nugent, he wrote the Broadway comedy, The Male Animal, later adapted into a film, which starred Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous comedians! More James Thurber on Wikipedia.
I loathe the expression 'What makes him tick.' It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.James Thurber