Andrew Lang

Nationality : Scottish
Birth : 31st March, 1844
Death : 20th July, 1912
About : Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. He was educated at Selkirk Grammar School, Loretto, and at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a first class in the final classical schools in 1868, becoming a fellow and subsequently honorary fellow of Merton College. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation as one of the most able and versatile writers of the day. In 1906 he was elected FBA.

Andrew Lang Quotes

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts – for support rather than for illumination.
He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts – for support rather than for illumination.
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I don’t think the idea of homosexuality is really taboo any more. Our culture is evolving. This is an exciting time to be living.
If the wild bowler thinks he bowls Or if the batsman thinks he’s bowled, They know not, poor misguided souls, They too shall perish unconsoled. I am the batsman and the bat, I am the bowler and the ball, The umpire, the pavilion cat, The roller, pitch, and stumps and all.
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Life’s more amusing than we thought.
Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.
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You can cover a great deal of country in books.
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