Who is James Grover Thurber?

  • (noun): United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961).
    Synonyms: Thurber, James Thurber

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    We all know that the theater and every play that comes to Broadway have within themselves, like the human being, the seed of self-destruction and the certainty of death. The thing is to see how long the theater, the play, and the human being can last in spite of themselves.
    —James Thurber (1894–1961)

    Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.
    —William James (1842–1910)