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"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war."

"Be obscure clearly."

"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."

"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."

"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."

"To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year."

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

"I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.""

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

"Oh, I never look under the hood."

"Thurber did not write the way a surgeon operates, he wrote the way a child skips rope, the way a mouse waltzes."

"Television should be our Lyceum, our Chautauqua, our Minsky's and our Camelot."

"The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it."

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

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

"Writing is hard work and bad for the health."

"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer."

"One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy."

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