Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

Canadian writer, economist and historian
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.More Stephen Leacock quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The writing of solid, instructive stuff fortified by facts and figures is easy enough. There is no trouble in writing a scientific treatise on the folk-lore of Central China, or a statistical enquiry into the declining population of Prince Edward Island. But to write something out of one's own mind, worth reading for its own sake, is an arduous contrivance only to be achieved in fortunate moments, few and far in between. Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.More Stephen Leacock quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.More Stephen Leacock quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.More Stephen Leacock quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many a man in love with a dimple makes a mistake of marrying the whole girl.More Stephen Leacock quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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