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Lord Dunsany
(24 Jul 1878 - 25 Oct 1957)

English-Irish writer and dramatist known for his works of inventive fantasies in worlds of his ingenious creation.

Science Quotes by Lord Dunsany (4 quotes)

I know of the boons that machinery has conferred on men, all tyrants have boons to confer, but service to the dynasty of steam and steel is a hard service and gives little leisure to fancy to flit from field to field.
— Lord Dunsany
In 'Romance of Modern Stage', National Review (1911). Quoted in Edward Hale Bierstadt, Dunsany the Dramatist (1917), 119.
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Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
— Lord Dunsany
In 'Weeds and Moss', My Ireland (1937), Chap. 19, 186.
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Man is a small thing, and the night is large and full of wonder.
— Lord Dunsany
In Plays of Gods and Men (1917), 102.
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Once I found out the secret of the universe. I have forgotten what it was, but I know that the Creator does not take Creation seriously, for I remember that He sat in Space with all His work in front of Him and laughed.
— Lord Dunsany
In The Hashish Man, collected in E.F. Bleiler (ed.), Gods, Men and Ghosts: The Best Supernatural Fiction of Lord Dunsany (1972), 158.
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