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Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

 
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Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler
  • Born: December 4, 1835
  • Died: June 18, 1902
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Poet

Samuel Butler was the iconoclastic English author of the Utopian satirical novel Erewhon (1872) and the semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously in 1903. Both have remained in print ever since. In other studies he examined Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art, and made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey that are still consulted today. He was also an artist.