Monday May 2nd 2011

Thought for the Day

“Every man’s work,
whether it be literature, or music, or pictures,
or architecture, or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.”

~ Samuel Butler

*Samuel Butler

Samuel ButlerBorn: 5 December 1835 Langar England
Died: 18 June 1902 (Age 66)

An iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler also made prose translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey which remain in use to this day.

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