Alec Nevala-Lee

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James Thurber

As brevity is the soul of wit, form, it seems to me, is the heart of humor and the salvation of comedy. “You are a putter in, and I am a taker out,” Scott Fitzgerald once wrote to Thomas Wolfe. Fitzgerald was not a master of comedy, but in his dedication to taking out, he stated the case for form as against flow.

James Thurber, Lanterns & Lances

Written by nevalalee

February 28, 2017 at 7:30 am

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  1. That’s truly a super quote by SF. Thanks for sharing!

    T.E.Mark - Author

    February 28, 2017 at 9:54 pm


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