Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.
"Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White" was an American writer. He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as "Strunk & White". He also wrote books for children, including Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, an accomplishment repeated in earlier surveys.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous comedians! More E. B. White on Wikipedia.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.
Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society - things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But 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.
The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
Loneliness is a strange gift.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust.
I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens.
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
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.