The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people — that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.

James Thurber (1894-1961) American cartoonist and writer
Television Interview with Edward R. Murrow, Small World (25 Mar 1959)

Transcript published in the New York Post.

Added on 3-Feb-11 | Last updated 3-Feb-11
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