View Full Version : Help with a famous quote.
11-25-2000, 06:14 PM
I need to know who made the quote "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"...
11-25-2000, 06:55 PM
Sorry, can't help you. I suspect it is a very old quote of unknown origin. But I'm curious as why you need to know this. It's hard to include in a thesis.
11-25-2000, 07:09 PM
Wasn't it first in the movie "The Shining"?
11-25-2000, 07:20 PM
According to Bartlett's, it was James Howell (c. 1594 - 1666) in a work titled Proverbs, though there are historical antecedents in Ptahhotpe, Herodotus, and Cervantes.
11-25-2000, 07:21 PM
It's actually something my little brother is doing for a Freshman english class. It's an extra credit thing...
11-25-2000, 07:28 PM
Now you know what to get your little brother for Christmas.:)
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