“Perhaps success in the future will depend partly on our ability to generate cheap power, but I think it will depend to a greater extent on our ability to resist a technological formula that is sterile: peas without pageantry, corn without coon, knowledge without wisdom, kitchens without a warm stove. There is more to these rocks than uranium; there is the lichen on the rock, the smell of the fern whose feet are upon the rock, the view from the rock…”

E.B. White, Essays of E.B. White


Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White
(July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985)

Husband, father,
Animal lover, naturalist, gentleman farmer
American essayist, columnist, poet, and editor
Author of The Elements of Style
Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan


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