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Miguel de Cervantes
(full name: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)
Spanish novelist and playwright
(1547-1616)



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Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is, and not as it should be!
-- Don Quixote (1605-15)

I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine; every man for himself, and God for us all.
-- Don Quixote (1605-15)

The Knight of the Doleful Countenance.
(or: "The Knight of the Sad Countenance.")
(translation of original Spanish: "El Caballero de la Triste Figura")
-- Sancho Panza describing Don Quixote, in: Don Quixote (1605-15)

He's a muddle-headed fool, with frequent lucid intervals.
-- Sancho Panza describing Don Quixote, in: Don Quixote (1605-15)

There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say: the Haves and the Have-Nots.
-- Don Quixote (1605-15)

Blessing on him who invented sleep, the mantle that covers all human thoughts, the food that satisfies hunger, the drink that slakes thirst, the fire that warms cold.
-- Don Quixote (1605-15)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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