Wisdom from Writer E.B. White


E.B. White and his dog Minnie in Maine



E.B. White, wrote three beloved, classic children’s books: Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He co-authored  another classic book for writers, The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White. I recall one bit of advice — “Avoid Needless Words.”

I can just see the kindness in his face. He contributed to the New Yorker Magazine —probably the source of many of his quotes, including the following two.


“Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.”

“One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.”

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