Quotes About Don Quixote

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Quotes About Don Quixote

The distance between Don Quixote and the petty bourgeois victim of advertising is not so great as romanticism would have us believe.
— Rene Girard —

Every stink that fights the ventilator thinks it is Don Quixote.

— StanisÅ‚aw Lem

Between Don Quixote the mystic and Sancho Panza the sensualist there is no middle ground.

— John Dos Passos

Don Quixote could never manage without his patient servant Sancho Panza.

— Nicholas Tucker

Sir Walter Scott created rank & caste in the South and also reverence for and pride and pleasure in them. Life on the Mississippi
Don Quixote swept admiration for medieval chivalry-silliness out of existence. Ivanhoe restored it. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

— Mark Twain

While we are reading, we are all Don Quixote.

— Mason Cooley

There is a remedy for everything except death, responded Don Quixote,

— Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

In the meanwhile Don Quixote was bringing his powers of persuasion to bear upon a farmer who lived near by, a good man-if this title may be applied to one who is poor-but with very few wits in his head. The short of it is, by pleas and promises, he got the hapless rustic to agree to ride forth with him and serve him as his squire. Among other things, Don Quixote told him that he ought to be more than willing to go, because no telling what adventure might occur which would win them an island, and then he (the farmer) would be left to be the governor of it. As a result of these and other similar assurances, Sancho Panza forsook his wife and children and consented to take upon himself the duties of squire to his neighbor.

— Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

Do you mean to say that the story is finished?" said Don Quixote. "As finished as my mother," said Sancho.

— Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

That is the nature of women," said Don Quixote. "They reject the man who loves them and love the man who despises them.

— Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

A soprano in Massenet's Don Quixote complained that she had missed her entry in the aria, "because Mr. Challiapin always dies too soon." "Madam, you must be profoundly in error," said Sir Thomas, "No operatic star has yet died half soon enough for me."

— Thomas Beecham

I also have this kind of fascination with Don Quixote, kind of like wanting something you're not going to get. I like that a lot.

— Sean William Scott

My donkeys are Jack and Don Quixote. They're very smart, very cautious. Much of what people consider stubbornness in donkeys is actually cautiousness.

— Bonnie Jo Campbell

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