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 James Thurber - “I think that if he doesn't do well with the high-profile races where he's appearing, it could hurt him.”
 James Thurber - “These are rifle shots that certainly hurt the party but I don't think it's a wave that comes through and wipes out a lot of people.”
 Alex Thurber - “We're ultimately driving toward the whole idea of the connected building, everything on one wire.”
 James Thurber - “Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, innuendo, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit, but unlike the French and the English, we have not been much good at wit since the days of Benjamin Franklin.”
 James Thurber - “In an extensive reading of recent books by psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and inspirationalists, I have discovered that they all suffer from one or more of these expression-complexes italicizing, capitalizing, exclamation-pointing, multiple-interrogating, and itemizing. These are all forms of what the psychos themselves would call, if they faced their condition frankly, Rhetorical-Over-Compensation.”
 James Thurber - “Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, ''How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style'' and avoid ''How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece''”
 James Thurber - “If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.”
 James Thurber - “I thought once he was out, people would move on. But he is still there, concentrating power within the leadership and himself.”
 James Thurber - “I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog”
 James Thurber - “From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. ''After dinner, the men moved into the living room.'' I explained to the professor that this was Rose' way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.”
 Alex Thurber - “We've been looking at this whole idea for quite some time and figuring out if it's complementary to our channel and our security channel, and I think it really is. I think it's the next step in convergence.”
 Alex Thurber - “Today it's not enough to just install the infrastructure for businesses that are more and more dependent on their networks. Being able to provide protection and network needs depends on having an integrated story.”
 James Thurber - “Politically, this is very serious for the president. If the base of his party has lost faith, that could spell trouble for his policy agenda and for the party generally.”
 James Thurber - “As the Justice Department gets closer and closer to him through his aides, and if he is in more trouble, certainly the Democrats will use that.”
 James Thurber - “Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man”
 James Thurber - “The question of whether the vice president was involved, we'll probably never know. But it was pretty close to him,”
 James Thurber - “I hate women because they always know where things are”
 James Thurber - “The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself”
 James Thurber - “A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps”
 James Thurber - “My opposition To Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.”
 James Thurber - “Ours is a precarious language, as every writer knows, in which the merest shadow line often separates affirmation from negation, sense from nonsense, and one sex from the other”
 James Thurber - “The news of continuing deaths cannot be overcome by speeches.”
 James Thurber - “Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.”
 James Thurber - “Let the meek inherit the earth - they have it coming to them”
 James Thurber - “My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.”

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