James Thurber Sayings and Quotes

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

Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything. James Thurber
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. James Thurber
Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. James Thurber
All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first. James Thurber
Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. James Thurber
There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. James Thurber
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. James Thurber
Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision. James Thurber
One martini is alright, two is too many, three is not enough. James Thurber
Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. James Thurber
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear. James Thurber
A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption. James Thurber
If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people. James Thurber
Time is for dragonflies and angels. The former live too little and the latter live too long. James Thurber
Sanity, soundness, and sincerity, of which gleams and strains can still be found in the human brain under powerful microscopes, flourish only in a culture of clarification, which is now becoming harder and harder to detect with the naked eye. James Thurber
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber
One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough. James Thurber
There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. James Thurber
He who hesitates is sometimes saved. James Thurber
He who hesitates is sometimes saved. James Thurber
There was a mist of moss to ride through and a storm of glass. James Thurber
Skepticism is a useful tool of the inquisitive mind, but it is scarcely a method of investigation. James Thurber
Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. James Thurber
He who hesitates is sometimes saved. James Thurber
Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen! James Thurber
Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer. James Thurber
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. James Thurber
One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough. James Thurber
A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption. James Thurber