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E. B. White Quotes and Sayings

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I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Be obscure clearly.
- E. B. White

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.
- E. B. White

 

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White

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One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
- E. B. White

The critic leaves at curtain fall To find,
in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play
at all For starting to review it.
- E. B. White

The trouble with the profit system has always been
that it was highly unprofitable to most people.
- E. B. White

We should all do what, in the long run,
gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
- E. B. White

Everything in life is somewhere else,
and you get there in a car.
- E. B. White

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the
new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it,
the speed of his acceptance.
- E. B. White

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste,
judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck,
like getting across the street.
- E. B. White

Old age is a special problem for me because I've never
been able to shed the mental image I have of myself -
a lad of about 19.
- E. B. White

Prejudice is a great time saver.
You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
- E. B. White

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true
friend and a good writer.
- E. B. White

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
- E. B. White

I don't know which is more discouraging,
literature or chickens.
- E. B. White

There's no limit to how complicated things can get,
on account of one thing always leading to another.
- E. B. White

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act,
outlining the victim.
- E. B. White

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself,
he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
- E. B. White

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
- E. B. White

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement
among people or countries than an agreement.
- E. B. White

The world is full of people who have never,
since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
- E. B. White

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped
over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
- E. B. White

It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet;
the bylaws are shorter,
and he is personally acquainted with the other members.
- E. B. White

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
- E. B. White

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy
man with a sense of humus.
- E. B. White

All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked
to the skin without ill effect.
No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.
- E. B. White

The only sense that is common in the long run,
is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.
- E. B. White

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.
- E. B. White

The world organization debates disarmament in one room and,
in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that
make national arms imperative.
- E. B. White

A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day,
and then gets stringy.
- E. B. White

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes
more difficult with every year.
- E. B. White

When I was a child people simply looked about them
and were moderately happy;
today they peer beyond the seven seas,
bury themselves waist deep in tidings,
and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.
- E. B. White

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

I see you.
- the movie Avatar


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