Quotes from Fortunata and Jacinta

Benito Pérez Galdós ·  818 pages

Rating: (893 votes)

“más sabe el que vive sin querer saber que el que quiere saber sin vivir,”
― Benito Pérez Galdós, quote from Fortunata and Jacinta

“La moral política es como una capa con tantos remiendos, que no se sabe ya cuál es el paño primitivo.”
― Benito Pérez Galdós, quote from Fortunata and Jacinta

“apático y de la timidez que era el resultado”
― Benito Pérez Galdós, quote from Fortunata and Jacinta

“Su dentadura había salido con tanta desigualdad que cada pieza estaba, como si dijéramos, donde le daba la gana. Y”
― Benito Pérez Galdós, quote from Fortunata and Jacinta

“Vivir es relacionarse, gozar y padecer, desear, aborrecer y amar. La lectura es vida artificial y prestada, el usufructo, mediante una función cerebral, de las ideas y sensaciones ajenas, la adquisición de los tesoros de la verdad humana por compra o por estafa, no por el trabajo. No”
― Benito Pérez Galdós, quote from Fortunata and Jacinta

About the author

Benito Pérez Galdós
Born place: in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Born date May 10, 1843
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Suddenly I remembered something Daddy told me once when I was angry at my mother. “You know how Mom arranges orange slices on a plate for your soccer team and has activities planned for your birthday parties two months in advance?” he’d asked me. “That’s the way she shows her love, Gracie.” Why was I thinking about that now? I could hear his voice so clearly, like he was talking to me from the backseat of the car. That’s the way she shows her love, Gracie.”
― Diane Chamberlain, quote from The Midwife's Confession

“It was a godless sound; one of those low-keyed, insidious outrages of Nature which are not meant to be. To call it a dull wail, a doom-dragged whine, or a hopeless howl of chorused anguish and stricken flesh without mind would be to miss its most quintessential loathsomeness and soul-sickening overtones.”
― H.P. Lovecraft, quote from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

“If you've never done anything wrong it's probably because you have never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein, quote from Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

“Let us suppose that I have wept, on account of some incident of which the other has not even become aware (to weep is part of the normal activity of the amorous body), and that, so this cannot be seen, I put on dark glasses to mask my swollen eyes (a fine example of denial: to darken the sight in order not to be seen). The intention of this gesture is a calculated one: I want to keep the moral advantage of stoicism, of “dignity” (I take myself for Clotilde de Vaux), and at the same time, contradictorily, I want to provoke the tender question (”But what’s the matter with you?”); I want to be both pathetic and admirable, I want to be at the same time a child and an adult. Thereby I gamble, I take a risk: for it is always possible that the other will simply ask no question whatever about these unaccustomed glasses; that the other will see, in the fact, no sign.”
― Roland Barthes, quote from A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

“She liked thinking that people in heaven had a window to earth, a way to see what they needed to pray about, but through the tearless veil of heaven’s understanding.”
― Karen Kingsbury, quote from Reunion

Interesting books

Of Giants and Ice
Of Giants and Ice
by Shelby Bach
40 Things I Want To Tell You
40 Things I Want To...
by Alice Kuipers
Lock In
Lock In
by John Scalzi
Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana
Sita: An Illustrated...
by Devdutt Pattanaik
White Girl Problems
What's So Great About Christianity
What's So Great Abou...
by Dinesh D'Souza

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2023, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.