E. B. White Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old E. B. White quotes, E. B. White sayings, and E. B. White proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy. E. B. White
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. E. B. White
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time. 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
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. E. B. White
New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village - the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up! E. B. White
Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. E. B. White
Diplomacy is the lowest form of politeness because it misquotes the greatest number of people. A nation, like an individual, if it has anything to say, should simply say it. E. B. White
The bonus is really one of the great give-aways in business enterprise. It is the annual salve applied to the conscience of the rich and the wounds of the poor. E. B. White
Salutations; it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning E. B. White
Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer-he bides his time, waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. Delay is instinctive with him. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along. E. B. White
There is about Boston a certain reminiscent and classical tone, suggesting an authenticity and piety which few other American cities possess. E. B. White
Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people-- people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. E. B. White
Salutations; it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning. E. B. White
All writing is communication; creative writing is communication through revelation-it is the self-escaping into the open. E. B. White
Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can't erase it. E. B. White
Habitually creative people are prepared to be lucky. 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
A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus. E. B. White
The circus comes as close to being the world in microcosm as anything I know. In a way, it puts all the rest of show business in the shade. E. B. White
Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. E. B. White
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. E. B. White
Children hold spring so tightly in their brown fists-just as grownups, who are less sure of it, hold it in their hearts. 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 paint what I see. E. B. White
What do you paint when you paint on a wall? Do you paint just anything at all? Will there be any doves, or a tree in fall? Or a hunting scene, like an English hall? E. B. White
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men E. B. White
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. E. B. White