Don Quixote quotes on beauty and appearance:
All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections.
All that glisters is not gold.
Don Quixote quotes on food and eating:
All sorrows are good (or are less) with bread.
The stomach carries the heart, and not the heart the stomach.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Don Quixote quotes about himself:
Truly I was born to be an example of misfortune, and a target at which the arrows of adversary are aimed.
No one's gotten me pregnant'...'and I'm not the kind of man who lets himself get pregnant, not even by the king, and though I may be poor, I'm an Old Christian...'
And I, for all that, will stay in my asylum, if there's no chaplain to take me out of it, and if that Jupiter, as the barber tells us, won't rain, well, here I am, and I'll rain whenever I want to. Which I say because I want Mr. Barber-Basin to know I understand him.
Although it's true I'm pretty clever, and I'm something of a rascal, but all that's well hidden under this always easy and natural disguise of behaving like a fool.
Don Quixote quotes on various subjects:
I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, I should have my will, and having my will, I should be contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desired, there is an end of it.
Said the pot to the kettle, "Get away, blackface."
Fear has many eyes.
Liberty, Sancho, my friend, is one of the most precious gifts that Heaven has bestowed on mankind
Can one desire too much of a good thing?
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
Blessings 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, the cold that moderates heat, and lastly the common currency that buys all things, the balance and weight that equalises the shepherd and the king, the simpleton and the sage.