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George Borrow
(1803-1881) born on
Jul 05
English traveler, linguist. He was one of the most imaginative prose writers of the 19th century.
         
   
F
Two great talkers will not travel far together.

R
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
A
Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.
N
A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
K
I have always been a friend to hero-worship; it is the only rational one, and has always been in use amongst civilized people . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.
R: "Lavengro."
A: "Lavengro," Ch. 92.
N: Lavengro, Ch. 30
K: An "elderly individual," in Lavengro, ch. 23, 1851.
   


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