This quote is by James Thurber, and it made me think of the importance of humility and grace, that was threaded throughout the story. Had Arachne been humble instead of boasting about how she could beat Athena in the contest, the women would have both been able to continue weaving like normal. There was no doubt that her work was beautiful, but it was only once she boasted about her skill that it lead to trouble.

Beautiful things don`t ask for attention. I don't know where this was said originally, but I remember it from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

James Thurber-"All Right, Have it Your Way--You Heard A Seal Bark." It's not really a quote... but it's every relationship I've ever been in.

one of Thurber’s most celebrated – almost as celebrated as the one of a couple in bed, with a seal perched on the bed-head above them. The caption is: ‘All right, have it your way – you heard a seal bark.

Photo Challenge: GLOW #photography

Photo Challenge: GLOW #photography

The Thurber Carnival – stories and illustrations by James Thurber; 1945

The Thurber Carnival – stories and illustrations by James Thurber; 1945

Quotable - James Thurber

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Sentence Variety in Thurber's "Life and Hard Times": James Thurber (1894-1961)

Phrasal Verbs with Look for English Learners

Sentence Variety in Thurber's "Life and Hard Times": James Thurber

Since I saw you last I've gone nudist, do you mind? by James Thurber

Since I saw you last I've gone nudist, do you mind? by James Thurber

How to Tell Love from Passion: A Timeless Litmus Test from E. B. White and James Thurber, 1929 | Brain Pickings

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E. White and James Thurber – Brain Pickings

Marilyn admiring the cartoons on the wall, drawn by celebrated The New Yorker writer and cartoonist James Thurber, at Costello’s restaurant on E. 44th Street. | 31 Candid Photos Of Marilyn Monroe In New York

31 Candid Photos Of Marilyn Monroe In New York

1955 -- Marilyn Monroe admiring the cartoons on the wall, drawn by celebrated The New Yorker writer and cartoonist James Thurber, at Costello’s restaurant on E.

One American writer who fought to preserve the subjunctive mood--and use it correctly--was humorist James Thurber.

Here are example sentences in all tenses for the verb 'begin'

James Thurber -- New Yorker cartoonist, humorist, author. Putting his style on.

How to Tell Love from Passion: A Timeless Litmus Test from E. B. White and James Thurber, 1929 | Brain Pickings

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

How to Tell Love from Passion: A Timeless Litmus Test from E. White and James Thurber, 1929

James Thurber was an American author and cartoonist best known for his contributions to The New Yorker magazine. He was on The New Yorker staff from 1927 to 1933 and remained a consistent contribution thereafter. His cartoons became some of the most popular in America.

James Thurber was an American author and cartoonist best known for his contributions to The New Yorker magazine. He was on The New Yorker staff from 1927 to 1933 and remained a consistent contribution thereafter. His cartoons became some of the most popul

James Thurber's short story: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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