Help with a famous quote.

I need to know who made the quote “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”…

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.

Wasn’t it first in the movie “The Shining”?

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.

It’s actually something my little brother is doing for a Freshman english class. It’s an extra credit thing…

Now you know what to get your little brother for Christmas.:slight_smile: