Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works, the most famous of which being the Utopian satire ‘Erewhon’.

The great characters of fiction live as truly as the memories of dead men. For the life after death it is not necessary that a man or woman should have lived.

I should like to like Schumann’s music better than I do; I dare say I could make myself like it better if I tried; but I do not like having to try to make myself like things; I like things that make me like them at once and no trying at all.

November 17, 2014 Samuel Butler

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.

January 25, 2013 Samuel Butler