The best Quotes by E. B. White

The best Quotes by E. B. White

Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. He was the author of several highly popular books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970).

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.
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.
Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
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Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time.
John Coffey in The Green Mile
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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
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The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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"Do you hate people?"
"I don't hate them... I just feel better when they're not around."
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I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
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You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind
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God never made no difference between black, white, blue, pink or green. People is people, y'know. That's the message we try to spread.
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Why can't they understand the way we feel?
They just don't trust, what they can't explain
I know we're different, but deep inside us
We're not that different at all
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I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
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Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
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To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.
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I am not gay. Although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes.
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Do we have to know who's gay and who's straight? Can't we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?
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At this point I have a request for our fans. If any of you in any way hate homosexuals, people of different color, or women, please do this one favor for us - leave us the f*ck alone! Don't come to our shows and don't buy our records.
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It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom.
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I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply.
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I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
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See how elastic our prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them.
Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail.
At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.
Listen to the scientists! Listen to what the facts are!
Joe Biden - May 2020
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The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
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The truth is more important than the facts.
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Opinions don't affect facts. But facts should affect opinions, and do if you're rational.
Part-time information and full-time opinions can be very dangerous.
There is no such thing as "truth" or "lies" in this world; there never has been. There are only plain, hard facts. And yet, all beings who exist in this world acknowledge only those "facts" that are convenient to them, and take them to be the "truth".
All the courage in the world cannot alter fact.
Niander Wallace in Blade Runner - 2049
When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?
It'd be great if most opinions would take root in facts.
Journalism should be more like science. As far as possible, facts should be verifiable. If journalists want long-term credibility for their profession, they have to go in that direction. Have more respect for readers.
A director will always tell you, when you go in to do a scene, 'You go as big as you want, and I'll tell you when to come down.' And I found that on 'Shameless', you can't follow that rule because they will never tell you to come down. So, I've had to find my own balance with when it makes sense to get this upset or angry.
I love 'Shameless' so much. I love everybody that was a part of it, and the experience was incredible. But I'm not sure if shows are meant to go that long.
I don't have Twitter or anything like that.
I understand people having a crush on Carmy. I think I have a bit of a crush on Carmy.
Quick funny story: I threw a touchdown to this dude to end the game. And he looked at me and he had no idea. I said, "Dude, we just won the Super Bowl!"
Patrick Mahomes - February 2024, about the Chiefs' Super Bowl Win

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