James Grover Thurber was an American journalist, author, cartoonist, playwright and humorist. Thurber went to The Ohio State University but did not complete his degree due to problems with his eyesight and after working as a government clerk for some time, he joined ‘The Columbus Dispatch’ as a journalist. His career took an upward turn when he moved to New York in 1925 and he never looked back since then. He joined ‘The New Yorker’ magazine soon after as an editor and became the cartoonist at the publication in 1930. He was a prolific short story writer for the New Yorker and was also famous for his pithy cartoons directed towards the current affairs of that time. Some of his most well-known stories include ‘The Catbird Seat’, ‘My Life and Hard Times’, ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and ‘My World and Welcome to It’ among others. He had also written the well-known play ‘The Male Animal’ that was staged at Broadway and was later on turned into a film. Thurber was a multi-faceted talent and at the same time he had a sharp wit that could only be matched by few. Whatever he has said or written has become quite famous as his quotes and thoughts and is quoted extensively. He possessed the skill of presenting his thoughts on most serious and sensitive issues in a witty and humorous way. We have excerpted his most famous quotes from his writings, books, essays and cartoons. Here is a collection of James Thurber’s thoughts, quotations and sayings.