James Thurber

Art--the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised.

Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.

He who hesitates is sometimes saved.

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.


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