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Melissa Sweet: Illuminating the Life of E.B. White

The rules of The Elements of Style were as simple to state — "Omit needless words" — as they were difficult to obey. It is at a fair that man can be drunk forever on liquor, love, or fights; at a fair that your front pocket can be picked by a trotting horse looking for sugar, and your hind pocket by a thief looking for his fortune. New York is part of the natural world.

  • Best recognized for his essays and unsigned "Notes and Comment" pieces, he gradually became the magazine's most important contributor, this at a time when it was arguably the most important literary magazine in America;
  • I throw them hard words, and they backhand them over the net.

I love the city, I love the country, and for the same reasons. The city is part of the country. When I had an apartment on East Forty-Eighth Street, my backyard during the migratory season yielded more birds than I ever saw in Maine. In order to read one must sit down, usually indoors. I am restless and would rather sail a boat than crack a book. I've never had a very lively literary curiosity, and it has sometimes seemed to me that I am not really a literary fellow at all.

E. B. White

Except that I write for a living. You have been my friends, replied Charlotte, that in itself is a tremendous thing.

  1. Where did it come from and how did it unfold?
  2. With good writing I am greedy, I always want more. I probably have six or seven copies.
  3. The city is part of the country. Yes, there are letters about Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little I am more of a Stuart fan, myself , and his New Yorker columns, but it's the day-to-day stuff that overwhelmed me.

In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his entire existence and has held earth close around him, like the little obstetrical toad that goes about with a cluster of eggs attached to his legs. Commuter -- one who spends his life in riding to and from his wife; And man who shaves and takes a train, and then rides back to shave again.

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.

Letters of E.B. White

I wouldn't know where else to go. A candidate could easily commit political suicide if he were to come up with an unconventional thought during a presidential tour. Shocking writing is like murder: Follow us to get a brilliant quote of the day.