23+ quotes from Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

Quotes from Captain Blood

Rafael Sabatini ·  236 pages

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“A man must sometimes laugh at himself or go mad,’ said he. ‘Few realize it. That is why there are so many madmen in the world.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“It came to Mr. Blood, as he trudged forward under the laden apple-trees on that fragrant, delicious July morning, that man—as he had long suspected—was the vilest work of God, and that only a fool would set himself up as a healer of a species that was best exterminated.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“But they were fated to misunderstand each other.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the tool used by Fate to shape the destinies of men and nations.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“It is not human to be wise,’ said Blood. ‘It is much more human to err, though perhaps exceptional to err on the side of mercy.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Peter Blood judged her- as we are all prone to do- upon insufficient knowledge.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“An intelligent observation of the facts of human existence will reveal to shallow-minded folk who sneer at the use of coincidence in the arts of fiction and drama that life itself is little more than a series of coincidences. Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will, and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the very tool used by Fate to shape the destiny of men and nations. Observe it now at work in the affairs of Captain Blood and of some others.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“A man must sometimes laugh at himself or go mad--Few realize it. That is why there are so many madmen in the world.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Laughter broke from them. It spread into a roar of acclamation; for bluff is a weapon dear to every adventurer.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Life can be infernally complex,’ he said.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Take your time, now,’ said Mr. Blood. ‘I never knew speed made by overhaste.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Id is fery boedigal!" he said, his blue eyes twinkling. "Cabdain Blood is fond of boedry - you remember de abble-blossoms. So? Ha, ha!”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Gold has at all times been considered the best of testimonies of good faith...”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“He was recovering his normal self amazingly under the inspiring stimulus of conflict.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“If Mr. Blood had condescended to debate the matter with these ladies, he might have urged that having had his fill of wandering and adventuring, he was now embarked upon the career for which he had been originally intended and for which his studies had equipped him; that he was a man of medicine and not of war; a healer, not a slayer.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“There was a great historian lost in Wolverstone. He had the right imagination that knows just how far it is safe to stray from the truth and just how far to colour it so as to change its shape for his own purposes.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“And where are the other gentry that were taken?—the real leaders of this plaguey rebellion. Grey’s case explains their absence, I think. They are wealthy men that can ransom themselves. Here awaiting the gallows are none but the unfortunates who followed; those who had the honor to lead them go free. It’s a curious and instructive reversal of the usual way of things. Faith, it’s an uncertain world entirely!”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“He still had, you see, illusions about Christians.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“we are all too prone to judge—upon insufficient knowledge.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“He vowed that the thought of her should continue ever before him to help him keep his hands as clean as a man might in this desperate trade upon which he was embarking. And so, although he might entertain no delusive hope of ever winning her for his own, of ever seeing her again, yet the memory of her was to abide in his soul as a bitter-sweet, purifying influence. The love that is never to be realized will often remain a man’s guiding ideal.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“[Blood upon killing Levasseur] ‘I think that cancels the articles between us,’ he said.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“[W]e are all savages under the cloak that civilization fashions for us.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


“Dragostea ce nu ajunge sa se materializeze niciodata ramane adesea idealul care-l ghideaza pe om.”
― Rafael Sabatini, quote from Captain Blood


About the author

Rafael Sabatini
Born place: in Jesi, Italy
Born date April 29, 1875
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