Quotes by Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha

When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash...Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha

Other Great Authors

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.


The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals 1929 ch. 5

An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.


Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.

Mark Twain

The best hope is that one of these days the ground will get disgusted enough just to walk away - leaving people with nothing more to stand on than what they have so bloody well stood for up to now.

Kenneth Patchen

Nature loves a burst of energy.

Boe Lightman »

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous - Calvin

Bill Watterson »

All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allan Poe »