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 was the best place to be, thought Wilbur, this warm delicious cellar, with the garrulous geese, the changing seasons, the heat of the sun, the passage of swallows, the nearness of rats, the sameness of sheep, the love of spiders, the smell of manure, and the glory of everything. E.B. White
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgement, and education. Sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E.B. White
I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking. E.B. White
If a man is foolish enough to reveal his thoughts, the least he can do is conceal his whereabouts. E.B. White
The thing we find hard to understand about supremacy is why, if it is right for America, it isn't right for every other nation. E.B. White
A school child should be taught grammar—for the same reason that a medical student should study anatomy. Having learned about the exciting mysteries of an English sentence, the child can then go forth and speak and write any damn way he pleases. E.B. White
Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place. E.B. White