Lucian Quotes (9 quotes)
Menippus, a Necromantic Experiment, sect. 4; vol. 1, p. 158.
“The truth is hidden from us. Even if a mere piece of luck brings us straight to it, we shall have no grounded conviction of our success; there are so many similar objects, all claiming to be the real thing.”
Hermotimus, or the Rival Philosophies, sect. 49; vol. 2, p. 69.
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
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Occupation: Novelist, rhetorician
Bio: Lucian of Samosata was a rhetorician and satirist who wrote in the Greek language. He is noted for his witty and scoffing nature. Although he wrote solely in Greek, he was ethnically Assyrian.