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Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote Quotes

Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote was born on September 29, 1547. He was known as The Prince of Wits and in celebration to the author of what is considered the first modern novel here are a few of his quotes from that work. Many Cervantes’ quotes are befitting a writer.

Time ripens all things. No man is born wise.

You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.

There’s not the least thing can be said or done, but people will talk and find fault.

No limits but the sky.

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness — its opposite — never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Aldous Huxley Point Counter Point

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

― Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

Dogs are wise

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.

~ Agatha Christie, born September 15, 1890

Thanks to her sister, Agatha Christie wrote her first novel on a dare. Having worked in a pharmacy learning about poisons and travelling the world with her second husband, she could weave quite a tale.

Jack Kerouac Published On the Road in 1957

“Isn’t it true that you start your life a sweet child, believing in everything under your father’s roof? Then comes the day of the Laodiceans, when you know you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, and with the visage of a gruesome, grieving ghost you go shuddering through nightmare life.”

- Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 1, Ch. 13