Scottish Quote Authors


AuthorProfessionQuotesYear
Adam Ferguson Philosopher 6 1723 - 1816
Adam Smith Economist 30 1723 - 1790
Al Stewart Musician 9 1945 -
Alan Cumming Actor 5 1965 -
Alan Hansen Athlete 21 1955 -
Alexander Duff Clergyman 2 1806 - 1878
Alexander Graham Bell Inventor 11 1847 - 1922
Alexander Smith Poet 30 1830 - 1867
Alistair Maclean Novelist 2 1922 - 1987
Allan Cunningham Poet 1 1784 - 1842
Andrew Fletcher Writer 2  
Andrew Lang Poet 5 1844 - 1912
Angus Young Musician 7 1959 -
Anne Grant Poet 6 1755 - 1838
Annie Lennox Musician 14 1954 -
Arthur Keith Scientist 27 1866 - 1955
B. C. Forbes Journalist 25 1880 - 1954
Bill Forsyth Director 14 1946 -
Bill Shankly Athlete 12 1913 - 1981
Billy Connolly Comedian 21 1942 -
Bon Scott Musician 10 1946 - 1980
Colin Mochrie Actor 30 1957 -
Craig Ferguson Comedian 5 1962 -
David Allan Artist 1 1744 - 1796
David Byrne Musician 33 1952 -
David Douglas Environmentalist 2  
David Gill Scientist 18 1843 - 1914
David Hume Philosopher 47 1711 - 1776
David Livingstone Explorer 8 1813 - 1873
David Mallet Dramatist 7  
David McCallum Actor 11 1933 -
David Russell Musician 5  
Deborah Kerr Actress 6 1921 - 2007
Denis Law Athlete 2 1940 -
Dennis Nilsen Criminal 4 1945 -
Donald Cargill Clergyman 22  
Dorothy Dunnett Novelist 3 1923 - 2001
Douglas Dunn Poet 7 1942 -
Dougray Scott Actor 30 1965 -
E. T. Bell Mathematician 13 1883 - 1960
Eddie Campbell Artist 21 1955 -
Edward Irving Clergyman 5 1792 - 1834
Ewan McGregor Actor 31 1971 -
Frances Wright Writer 15 1795 - 1852
Francis Wright Activist 19 1795 - 1852
Gail Porter Celebrity 12 1971 -
George Adam Smith Clergyman 1 1856 - 1942
George Byron Poet 31 1788 - 1824
George Gillespie Theologian 6  
George MacDonald Novelist 33 1824 - 1905
Gerard Butler Actor 21 1969 -
Gilbert Highet Writer 8 1906 - 1978
Gordon Waller Musician 4 1945 -
Henry Drummond Writer 13 1851 - 1897
Hugh Blair Theologian 6 1718 - 1800
Hugh MacDiarmid Poet 3 1892 - 1978
Hugh Miller Scientist 7  
Iain Banks Writer 9 1954 -
Ian Hamilton Finlay Poet 18 1925 -
Ian McDiarmid Actor 13 1944 -
Ian St. John Athlete 9 1938 -
Irvine Welsh Novelist 26 1961 -
J. M. Barrie Novelist 8 1860 - 1937
Jackie Stewart Athlete 12 1939 -
James Boswell Lawyer 14 1740 - 1795
James C. Maxwell Mathematician 8 1831 - 1879
James Connolly Politician 4 1868 - 1916
James G. Frazer Scientist 5 1854 - 1941
James Grainger Poet 1  
James Hogg Poet 6 1770 - 1835
James Hutton Scientist 2 1726 - 1797
James Lind Scientist 8 1716 - 1794
James Mackintosh Judge 4 1765 - 1832
James McAvoy Actor 16 1979 -
James Nasmyth Inventor 10 1808 - 1890
James Thomson Musician 14 1700 - 1748
James W. Black Scientist 12 1924 -
John Arbuthnot Physicist 3 1667 - 1735
John Barbour Poet 1  
John Boyd Orr Politician 26 1880 - 1971
John Buchan Politician 15 1875 - 1940
John Gilmour Politician 2 1876 - 1940
John Hay Beith Playwright 1  
John Henry Mackay Writer 1  
John Knox Clergyman 3  
John Stuart Blackie Writer 3 1809 - 1895
John Wilson Writer 4 1785 - 1854
Jonathan Potter Psychologist 3  
Joseph Hume Scientist 19 1777 - 1855
Ken MacLeod Writer 2 1954 -
Kenneth Grahame Novelist 18 1859 - 1932
Kenny Dalglish Athlete 5 1951 -
Kirsty Gallacher Entertainer 1 1976 -
Len G. Murray Lawyer 12  
Lord Robertson Diplomat 17 1946 -
Magnus Magnusson Journalist 5 1929 -
Margaret Oliphant Novelist 7 1828 - 1897
Margo MacDonald Politician 2 1943 -
Marie Carmichael Stopes Author 2 1880 - 1958
Mark Millar Writer 22 1969 -
Midge Ure Musician 7 1953 -
Norman MacCaig Poet 32 1910 - 1996
Norman Macleod Writer 3  
Norman McLaren Artist 16 1914 - 1987
Oswald Chambers Theologian 15 1874 - 1917
Patrick Geddes Scientist 3  
Patrick Gordon Soldier 2  
Peter Marshall Clergyman 14 1902 - 1949
R. D. Laing Psychologist 20 1927 - 1989
Richard Holloway Writer 3  
Robbie Coltraine Actor 12 1950 -
Robbie Coltrane Actor 26 1950 -
Robert Adamson Philosopher 7 1852 - 1902
Robert Barclay Writer 3  
Robert Burns Poet 15 1759 - 1796
Robert Carlyle Director 9 1961 -
Robert Chambers Writer 3 1802 - 1871
Robert Dale Owen Politician 23 1801 - 1877
Robert Fortune Scientist 22 1813 - 1880
Robert Louis Stevenson Writer 84 1850 - 1894
Robert Rainy Clergyman 8 1826 - 1906
Robert Service Poet 8 1874 - 1958
Robert W. Service Poet 5 1874 - 1958
Robin Cook Politician 2 1946 - 2005
Rod Stewart Musician 12 1945 -
Ronald Ross Scientist 2 1857 - 1932
Ronnie Corbett Comedian 2 1930 -
Samuel Rutherford Theologian 13  
Samuel Smiles Author 30 1812 - 1904
Sean Connery Actor 32 1930 -
Sheena Easton Musician 30 1959 -
Shirley Manson Musician 24 1966 -
Theodore Martin Poet 1  
Thomas Boston Clergyman 1 1676 - 1732
Thomas Campbell Poet 10 1777 - 1844
Thomas Carlyle Writer 113 1795 - 1881
Thomas Chalmers Clergyman 1 1780 - 1847
Thomas Erskine Theologian 2 1788 - 1870
Thomas Guthrie Clergyman 3  
Thomas Reid Philosopher 7 1710 - 1796
Tobias Smollett Writer 3 1721 - 1771
Tommy Armour Athlete 3 1894 - 1968
W. H. Murray Athlete 3 1913 - 1996
Walter Elliot Politician 3 1888 - 1958
Walter Scott Novelist 33 1771 - 1832
Walter Smith Athlete 2 1948 -
William Allan Artist 2  
William Barclay Theologian 15 1907 - 1978
William Dunbar Poet 7 1459 - 1520
William Falconer Poet 21  
William Hamilton Politician 6  
William Kidd Explorer 9  
William Minto Writer 1 1845 - 1893
William Ramsay Scientist 1 1852 - 1916
William Robertson Smith Scientist 16 1846 - 1894
William Wallace Revolutionary 2  
William Winwood Reade Historian 3  

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