E. B. White

E. B. White

Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as "Strunk & White". 

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

The world is full of people who have never since childhood met an open doorway with an open mind.

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.

There's no limit to how complicated things can get on account of one thing always leading to another.

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act outlining the victim.

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.

Writing is an act of faith not a trick of grammar.

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.

Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19.

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy, today they peer beyond the seven seas bury themselves waist deep in tidings and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.

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