Best Quotes by E. B. White (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
  4. There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.
  5. Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
  6. I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.
  7. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
  8. Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.
  9. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion.
  10. You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.