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.

It is a miracle that New York works at all. The whole thing is implausible. E.B. White
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men. E.B. White
New york provides not only a continuing excitation but also a spectacle that is continuing. E.B. White
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel. E.B. White
Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. E.B. White
Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. E.B. White
A "fraternity" is the antithesis of fraternity. The first ... is predicated on the idea of exclusion; the second (that is, the abstract thing) is based on a feeling of total equality. E.B. White
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men. E.B. White
Martinis . . . have a muting effect on the constant ringing in my ears, and as five o'clock approaches, my thoughts turn toward the elixir of quietude. Gin stops the bell from tolling. E.B. White
Be obscure clearly. E.B. White
Familiarity is the thing -- the sense of belonging. It grants exemption from all evil, all shabbiness E.B. White
Nuclear energy and foreign policy cannot coexist on the planet. The more deep the secret, the greater the determination of every nation to discover and exploit it. Nuclear energy insists on global government, on law, on order, and on the willingness of the community to take the responsibility for the acts of the individual. E.B. White
On Monday, man may be hysterical with doom, and on Tuesday you will find him opening the Doomsday Bar & Grill and settling down for another thousand years of terrifying queerness. E.B. White
Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. E.B. White
From morning till night, sounds drift from the kitchen, most of them familiar and comforting.... On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it; it dries the wet sock, it cools the hot little brain. E.B. White
The branch had unquestionably been whacked from a tree in the woods behind our son's house in Maine and had made the long trip south. It wore the look and carried the smell of authenticity. E.B. White
I would really rather feel bad in Maine than good anywhere else. E.B. White
You can certainly learn to spell 'moccasin' while driving into Maine, and there is often little else to do, except steer and avoid death. E.B. White
I think of those first five years in Maine as the time when this happened to me... I was suddenly seeing, feeling, and listening as a child sees, feels, and listens. E.B. White
On Monday, man may be hysterical with doom, and on Tuesday you will find him opening the Doomsday Bar & Grill and settling down for another thousand years of terrifying queerness. E.B. White
I was a flop as a daily reporter. Every piece had to be a masterpiece—and before you knew it, Tuesday was Wednesday. E.B. White
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel. E.B. White
Home is the strangest of common places, / Drenched with the light of familiar faces. E.B. White
Ever before us is home's immensity, / Always within us its sheer intensity. E.B. White
I discovered, though, that once having given a pig an enema there is no turning back, no chance of resuming one of life's more stereotyped roles. The pig's lot and mine were inextricably bound now, as though the rubber tube were the silver cord. E.B. White
I spend several days and nights in mid-September with an ailing pig and I feel driven to account for this stretch of time, more particularly since the pig died at last, and I lived, and things might easily have gone the other way round and none left to do the accounting. E.B. White
Life is always rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. E.B. White
We teach punctuality, particularly if the enforcement of it disturbs the peace. E.B. White
Life is always rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. E.B. White
Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion. E.B. White