James G. Frazer Quotes

Who the Heck is James G. Frazer?

Sir James George Frazer was a Scottish social anthropologist and folklorist known for his work The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.

Born January 01, 1854
Died May 07, 1941

Books by James G. Frazer


Best Quotes by James G. Frazer

“The question whether our conscious personality survives after death has been answered by almost all races of men in the affirmative.”

James G. Frazer

“The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.”

James G. Frazer

"The Golden Bough" Quotes

“It is a common rule with primitive people not to waken a sleeper, because his soul is away and might not have time to get back.”

James G. Frazer
The Golden Bough

“The advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that ever recedes.”

James G. Frazer
The Golden Bough

“The world cannot live at the level of its great men.”

James G. Frazer
The Golden Bough