James Thurber

«Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.»

James Thurber


«You have made the moon," The Jester said. "That is the moon.»

James Thurber


«Art – the one achievement of man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised»

James Thurber


«Hundreds of hysterical persons must confuse these phenomena with messages from the beyond and take their glory to the bishop rather than the eye doctor.»

James Thurber


«She has a memory of trees and fields and nothing more.»

James Thurber


«All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.»

James Thurber


«In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear.»

James Thurber