E. B. White Quotes

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.

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You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

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

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

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

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An intelligence service is, in fact, a stupidity service

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

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I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart 'til it stops beating."

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I awake each morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savour the world. This makes it hard to plan my day.

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I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. Nothing lately has unsettled my party and raised my fears as much as your editorial, on Thanksgiving Day, suggesting that employees should be required to state their beliefs in order to hold their jobs. The idea is inconsistent with our constitutional theory and has been stubbornly opposed by watchful men since the early days of the Republic.

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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.

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English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgement, and education -- Sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

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Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor

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