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Alan Patrick Herbert

  • British novelist
  • Born September 24, 1890
  • Died November 11, 1971

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert CH (24 September 1890 – 11 November 1971), usually known as A. P. Herbert or simply A. P. H., was an English humorist, novelist, playwright and law reform activist who served as an Independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Oxford University from the 1935 general election to the 1950 general election, when university constituencies were abolished. Born in Ashtead, Surrey, Herbert attended Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating with a first in Jurisprudence in 1914.


A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.




The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.




The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.




If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.




Let's find out what everyone is doing, And then stop everyone from doing it.



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