James Thurber

James Thurber Quotes and Sayings

James Thurber My Life and Hard Times (1933)

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. ~James Thurber

I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and start sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness. ~James Thurber

It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy. ~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

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone? ~James Thurber

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. ~James Thurber

Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead. ~James Thurber

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. ~James Thurber

I hate women because they always know where things are. ~James Thurber

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~James Thurber