E. B. White: 10 memorable quotes on his birthday
Born on July 11, 1899, the much-loved childrenâ€™s book writer, E. B. White, was the son of a piano manufacturer who lived in Mount Vernon, New York. White attended Cornell University and was offered a teaching position at the University of Minnesota after graduating, but chose not to accept in order to follow his dream of becoming a writer. He worked as a writer for several newspapers in the following years and served as a contributing editor for the New Yorker for most of his writing career. He co-authored the widely read English language style guide, "The Elements of Style." Whiteâ€™s most famous works are the childrenâ€™s books "Stuart Little" (1945), "Charlotte's Web" (1952), and "The Trumpet of the Swan" (1973). In addition to his childrenâ€™s books, White published more than 17 books of essays, prose, and poetry. In 1978 White won the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a whole. White died on October 1, 1985.
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
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