The danger is in pleasing an immediate public: the immediate public that comes around you and takes you in and accepts you and gives you success and everything. Instead of that, you should wait for fifty years or a hundred years for your true public. That is the only public that interests me.
Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968
There’s a remedy for everything except death.
Holding the power and the staff, I’ll do whatever I want.
They’ll come for wool and go back shorn.
The lucky man has nothing to worry about.
The foolish remarks of the rich man pass for wisdom in the world.
Make yourself into honey and the flies will eat you up.
You’re worth as much as you have.
You can’t take vengeance on the landed gentry.
Never put your thumbs between your wisdom teeth.
To ‘leave my home’ and ‘what do you want with my wife?’ there’s nothing to answer.
If the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it’s bad for the pitcher.
The dead woman was frightened to see another with a slit throat.
The fool knows more in his own house than the wise man in someone else’s.
When they’re asleep, everyone is the same—the grandees and the little folk, the rich and the poor.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote (1605 and 1615