Famous Don Quixote Quotes

Famous Don Quixote Quotes

There is remedy for all things except death

— Don Quixote De La Mancha

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

I desire you to see me naked and performing one or two dozen mad acts, which will take me less than half an hour, since if you have seen them with your own eyes, you can securely swear to any others you may wish to add.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quichotte

Hasta la muerte, todo es vida.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

After the gratifications of brutish cravings are previous, the best pleasure then is to get rid of that which amused it.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Bear in mind, Sancho, that one guy disappears than another, unless he does more than another.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote von la Mancha

By God and upon my conscience”, said the devil, “I never observed it, for my mind is occupied with numerous various things that I was forgetting the main thing I came about.” “This devil must be an honest fellow and a great Christian,” stated Sancho; “for if he wasn’t he wouldn’t swear by God and his conscience; I feel sure now there need to be great souls even in hell itself.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

… if the verses are for a literary competition, your grace must try to win 2nd place; initially is constantly won through favor or because of the high estate of the individual, second is won because of pure justice, and by this estimation third ends up being 2nd, and the first ends up being third …

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Lastly, from so little sleeping therefore much reading, his brain dried up and he went entirely out of his mind.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

The reality might be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it constantly surface areas above lies, as oil floats on water.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

When life itself seems lunatic, who understands where madness lies– Perhaps to be too useful is madness. To surrender dreams– this may be madness. Excessive sanity may be insanity– and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it must be!

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

There is no book so bad … that it does not have something excellent in it.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Best Don Quixote Quotes

There were no welcomes, due to the fact that where there is terrific love there is typically little screen of it.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha

Fate guides our fortunes more favorably than we might have anticipated. Look there, Sancho Panza, my friend, and see those thirty approximately wild giants, with whom I plan to do battle and kill each and all of them, so with their stolen booty we can start to enrich ourselves. This is nobel, righteous warfare, for it is wonderfully useful to God to have such a wicked race wiped from the face of the earth.”
“What giants?” Asked Sancho Panza.
“The ones you can see there,” addressed his master, “with the big arms, a few of which are really almost 2 leagues long.”
“Now look, your grace,” said Sancho, “what you see over there aren’t giants, but windmills, and what appears to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone.”
“Certainly,” responded Don Quijote, “you don’t know much about adventures.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Appetite is the best sauce in the world.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote Quotes

For neither excellent nor evil can last for ever; therefore it follows that as evil has actually lasted a very long time, good need to now be close at hand.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Thou hast seen absolutely nothing yet.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Virtue is persecuted by the wicked more than it is enjoyed by the good.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

What man can pretend to understand the riddle of a female’s mind?

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

I do not reject that what happened to us is a thing worth making fun of. However it is not worth informing, for not everybody is sufficiently intelligent to be able to see things from the ideal viewpoint.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

… he who’s down one day can be up the next, unless he actually wishes to remain in bed, that is …

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote, Don Quixote

Take my recommendations and live for a long, long period of time. Due to the fact that the maddest thing a male can do in this life is to let himself pass away.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Up until death it is all life

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Really I was born to be an example of bad luck, and a target at which the arrows of enemy are aimed.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

It depends on brave hearts, sir, to be client when things are going badly, along with moring than happy when they’re working out … For I have actually heard that what they call fortune is a flighty female who consumes too much, and, what’s more, she’s blind, so she can’t see what she’s doing, and she doesn’t know who she’s knocking over or who she’s raising up.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

A bad year and a bad month to all the backbiting bitches on the planet! …

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the affected, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the roadway are reduced to these situations and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: the knight’s sole obligation is to succour them as individuals in need, having eyes just for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Translating from one language to another, unless it is from Greek and Latin, the queens of all languages, resembles looking at Flemish tapestries from the incorrect side, for although the figures show up, they are covered by threads that obscure them, and can not be seen with the smoothness and color of the ideal side.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

The injuries received in battle bestow honor, they do not take it away …

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Wit and humor do not reside in sluggish minds.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

… for hope is constantly born at the same time as love …

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

A tooth is a lot more to be prized than a diamond.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, since the male who wishes to seem simple can not perhaps be a simpleton.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

It is one thing to write as poet and another to compose as a historian: the poet can recount or sing about things not as they were, but as they ought to have been, and the historian must blog about them not as they need to have been, however as they were, without including or deducting anything from the reality.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Do you see over yonder, good friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants– I mean to do battle with them and slay them.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

What intelligent things you state sometimes! One would believe you had studied.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

A father might have a kid who is awful and doing not have in all the enhances, and the love he feels for him puts a blindfold over his eyes so that he does not see his flaws however considers them signs of charm and intelligence and states them to his buddies as if they were smart and witty.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

They must take me for a fool, or even worse, a lunatic. And no wonder, for I am so extremely mindful of my misery and my anguish is so frustrating that I am helpless to resist it and am being developed into stone, without all knowledge or feeling.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

She desired, with her fickleness, to make my destruction constant; I want, by attempting to destroy myself, to satisfy her desire.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

The fault lies not with the mob, who demands nonsense, however with those who do not understand how to produce anything else.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

… without intelligence, there can be no humour.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

What is more hazardous than to end up being a poet– which is, as some say, an incurable and contagious illness.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

To believe that the affairs of this life constantly remain in the same state is a vain presumption; certainly they all appear to be constantly altering and moving in a circular course. Spring is followed by summertime, summertime by fall, and autumn by winter, which is once again followed by spring, and so time continues its long lasting round. However the life of male is ever racing to its end, swifter than time itself, without hope of renewal, unless in the next that is endless and infinite.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Where envy rules virtue can’t exist, and kindness does not go with meanness.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

… reality, whose mother is history, who is the competitor of time, depository of deeds, witness of the past, example and lesson to the present, and alerting to the future.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Not with whom you are born, however with whom you are reproduced.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

The best insanity a male can be guilty of in this life, is to let himself die outright, without being slain by anybody whatever, or damaged by any other weapon than the hands of melancholy

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Where there’s music there can be no evil

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

In

short, our gentleman became so captured up in checking out that he invested his nights reading from sunset till dawn and his days reading from sunrise to sunset, and so with insufficient sleep and excessive reading his brains dried up, causing him to lose his mind.

Edith Grossman, Don Quixote

He is most blessed who enjoys the most, the freest who is most shackled by love,

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

Laughter distances

us from that which is ugly and therefore possibly stressful, and indeed allows us to get paradoxical enjoyment and healing benefit from it. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote Lady

is made of vulnerable glass; but donot put her to the test to see if she will break, for

that might concern

pass. She is too apt to shatter, and wisdom is definitely ended if what can ne’er be fixed is put in the method of danger
. What I say to you is true,
and let us all agree: wherever
Danae may be, showers of
gold are there, too.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
, Don Quixote Quotes Oh Senor”
said the niece.” Your grace ought to send them to be

burned (books), much like all the rest, since it’s likely

that my dear uncle, having actually been cured of the chivalric disease, will check out these and wish to become a shepherd and wander through the woods and meadows singing and playing and, what would be even worse, become a poet, which, they state, is an incurable and contagious illness. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote For me alone Don Quixote was born and I for him. His was the power of action, mine of writing.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

One man

scorned and covered with scars still aim with his last ounce of guts to reach the inaccessible stars; and the world will be betterfor this. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quijote

de

la Mancha It is not the obligation of knights errant to find whether the affected, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the roadway are decreased to these scenariosand suffer this distress for their

vices, or for their virtues: the knight’s sole responsibility is to succour them as individuals in need, having eyes just for their sufferings, not for their misbehaviours. I discovered a rosary of upset, wretched males, I finished with them what my religious beliefs needs of me, and absolutely nothing else is any issue of mine; and to anyone who thinks ill of it– saving, reverend sir, your holy dignity and honorable person– I state that he is no judge of matters of chivalry, which he is lying like a bastard and a son of a whore, and I swear by my gospel-oath that I will make him acknowledge this with my sword, at length and in extenso. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote