Samuel Butler

(1835–1902)

Samuel Butler

Anecdote...

“Promise me solemnly,” I said to her as she lay on what I believed to be her death bed, “if you find in the world beyond the grave that you can communicate with me—that there is some way in which you can make me aware of your continued existence—promise me solemnly that you will never, never avail yourself of it.”

She recovered and never, never forgave me.

Two Quotes...

“A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.”

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.”

~Samuel Butler

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Biographical Note: 

Samuel Butler was a British novelist. Greatly interested in the scientific controversies of the day, Butler wrote a number of works on these topics, but is best known for his utopian satires Erewhon (1872) and Erewhon Revisited (1901). He also translated homer and wrote an autobiographic novel, The Way of All Flesh (1903).