Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

Canadian writer, economist and historian
The great man... walks across his century and leaves the marks of his feet all over it, ripping out the dates on his goloshes as he passes.More Stephen Leacock quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.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]
In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages ... so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons, and American for conversation.More Stephen Leacock quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The English are terribly lazy about fighting. They like to get it over and done with and then set up a game of cricket.More Stephen Leacock quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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