Shakespeare and Cervantes, 400th Death Anniversary

On  April 23th of 1616, two of the greatest writers of international literature passed away, one of the English literature, the other, of the Spanish Literature.
William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and that is why, April 23th, is the international day of the Book.
And writer Inca Garcilaso de la Vega also passed away in the same date.

Happy International day of the Book!

Shakespeare’s quotes:

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess (Twelfth Night)

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players (As you Like it)

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York (Richard III)

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. (Prospero, The Tempest)

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks (HAMLET)

Frases del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha:

El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho. (Don Quijote)

“El año que es abundante de poesía, suele serlo de hambre.” (Don Quijote)

“La sangre se hereda y la virtud se aquista; y la virtud vale por sì sola lo que la sangre no vale.” (Don Quijote)

“Donde está la verdad está Dios” (Don Quijote)

“Es tan ligera la lengua como el pensamiento, que si son malas las preñeces de los pensamientos, las empeoran los partos de la lengua.”

“La música compone los ánimos descompuestos y alivia los trabajos que nacen del espíritu”

“La pluma es la lengua de la mente”

“La pluma es lengua del alma; cuales fueren los conceptos que en ella se engendraron, tales serán sus escritos.”

“La poesía tal vez se realza cantando cosas humildes.”

 

Gabriela Jacqueline's photo.

 

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