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E.B. White [1899-1985]

Writer Elwyn Brooks 'E.B.' White worked for The New Yorker Magazine from 1926 to 1976. He is most famous for the grammar guide "The Elements of Style by Strunk & White" and for children's books "Stuart Little" [1945] and "Charlotte's Web" [1952]. He received many awards, including the Newbery Medal Honor in 1953, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1969, the National Medal for Literature in 1971, and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 1978.       

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“There's no limit to how complicated things can get on account of one thing leading to another.”  {Issue #57}
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“It is time [that] men allowed their imaginations to infect their intellect.” (in 1956)  {blog 9/2009}
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“After all, what's life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.” — in "Charlotte's Web", 1952  {blog 9/2013}
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“A right is a responsibility in reverse.”  {blog 9/2013}
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“It's hard to know when to respond to the seductiveness of the world and when to respond to its challenge . . .
I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.”  {blog 8/2014}
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“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.”  {blog 11/2014}
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“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy.”  {blog 4/2015}
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“Be obscure clearly.”  {blog 5/2015}
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“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”  {blog 6/2015}
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“Luck is not something [that] you can mention in the presence of self-made men.”  {blog 6/2016}
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“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”  {blog 7/2016}
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“Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can't erase it.”  {blog 8/2016}
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“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.”  {blog 9/2016}
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“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”  {blog 11/2016}
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“The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.”  {blog 2/2017}
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“As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene
is not desolate. Hope is the one thing left to us in a bad time.”  {blog 3/2017}
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“One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.”  {blog 5/2017}
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“Safety is all well and good: I prefer freedom.” - in "The Trumpet of The Swan" [1970]  {blog 6/2017}

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