"When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."E. B. White on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."E. B. White on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."E. B. White on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."E. B. White on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."E. B. White on Khalil Gibran
"Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19."
"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance."
"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."
"The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it."
"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war."