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Andrew Lang

Data de nascimento: 31. Março 1844
Data de falecimento: 20. Julho 1912


Andrew Lang foi um escritor escocês. Dono de vasta erudição, tornou-se uma autoridade em literatura grega, francesa e inglesa, folclore, antropologia, história escocesa, telepatia e em outros campos. Realizou pesquisas físicas e deixou alguns livros de poesia.

Citações Andrew Lang

„Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.“

—  Andrew Lang
1910 Speech, quoted in Alan L. Mackay The Harvest of a Quiet Eye (1977), as reported in Chambers Dictionary of Quotations (2005), p. 488. Variant: He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts—for support rather than illumination. Widely attributed to Lang (e.g. in Elizabeth M. Knowles, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press; and in Robert Andrews, The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, Columbia University Press).


„They hear like ocean on a western beach
The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.“

—  Andrew Lang
Sonnet The Odyssey (1879), in Introduction to his translation (with S. H. Butcher) of Homer's Odyssey.


„If indeed there be a god in heaven.“

—  Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang (1879), with S. H. Butcher, prose translation of Homer's Odyssey, Book XVII, line 484.

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