Andrew Lang Quotes.

1. "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."
- Quote by Andrew Lang

2. "You can cover a great deal of country in books."
- Quote by Andrew Lang

3. "O grant me a house by the beach of a bay, Where the waves can be surly in winter, and play With the sea-weed in summer, ye bountiful powers! And I'd leave all the hurry, the noise, and the fray, For a house full of books, and a garden of flowers."
- Quote by Andrew Lang

4. "In the old stories, despite the impossibility of the incidents, the interest is always real and human.  The princes and princesses fall in love and marry--nothing could be more human than that.  Their lives and loves are crossed by human sorrows...The hero and heroine are persecuted or separated by cruel stepmothers or enchanters; they have wanderings and sorrows to suffer; they have adventures to achieve and difficulties to overcome; they must display courage, loyalty and address, courtesy, gentleness and gratitude.  Thus they are living in a real human world, though it wears a mythical face, though there are giants and lions in the way.  The old fairy tales which a silly sort of people disparage as too wicked and ferocious for the nursery, are really 'full of matter,' and unobtrusively teach the true lessons of our wayfaring in a world of perplexities and obstructions."
- Quote by Andrew Lang

5. "Here stand my books, line upon line They reach the roof, and row by row, They speak of faded tastes of mine, And things I did, but do not, know."
- Quote by Andrew Lang

6. "In literature, as in love, one can only speak for himself."
- Quote by Andrew Lang

7. "Now that reading and writing are universal accomplishments, books are not bought so freely as they were about 1820. . . . [I]n fact, book-buying does not increase in proportion with the power of reading printed matter. People prefer periodical trash, snippets of twaddle. [February 1894, editor's introduction to Dana Estes & Company's The Betrothed, by Sir Walter Scott]"
- Quote by Andrew Lang

8. "The love of books, the golden key, that opens the enchanted door"
- Quote by Andrew Lang

9. "suffer hunger,' said the Cat. 'You, little Mouse, cannot venture everywhere in case you run at last into a trap.' This good counsel was followed, and a little pot of fat was bought. But they did not know where to put it. At length, after long consultation,"
- Andrew Lang, The Yellow Fairy Book (黄色童话)

10. "...remember that the danger that is most to be feared is never the danger we are most afraid of."
- Andrew Lang, The Red Fairy Book

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