English Historian, Essayist, Travel Writer and Barrister
"There is something odd about the weakness which irreligious men feel for religion. Almost invariably it becomes their favorite topic."
"Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be."
"I had always imagined that Clich‚ was a suburb of Paris, until I discovered it to be a street in Oxford."
"Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history, on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary, and on the west by tedium."
"The Lord Chief Justice of England recently said that the greater part of his judicial time was spent investigating collisions between propelled vehicles, each on its own side of the road, each sounding its horn and each stationary."