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Alan Rickman – Quotes

Alan Rickman – Quotes


“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.”

Alan Rickman


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Publicado por en mayo 10, 2015 en Actors, Citas, Quotes


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“En un lugar de la Mancha… “

“En un lugar de la Mancha… “

“En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor.”

Molinos y Muerte by Stratisk (Devianart)

Resulta casi imposible ver una hermosa imagen de molinos en medio de una estampa campestre sin que nos venga a la mente la imagen de “El caballero de la triste figura” o si lo prefieren Don Quijote de la Mancha. Novela escrita por el español Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra y publicada su primera parte con el título de “El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha” allá por comienzos del año 1605. Poco hay que decir de esta obra, una de las más destacadas de nuestra literatura española y de la literatura universal, y también una de las más traducidas.

“En esto descubrieron treinta o cuarenta molinos de viento que hay en aquel campo, y así como Don Quijote los vió, dijo a su escudero: la ventura va guiando nuestras cosas mejor de lo que acertáramos a desear; porque ves allí, amigo Sancho Panza, donde se descubren treinta o poco más desaforados gigantes con quien pienso hacer batalla, y quitarles a todos las vidas, con cuyos despojos comenzaremos a enriquecer: que esta es buena guerra, y es gran servicio de Dios quitar tan mala simiente de sobre la faz de la tierra. ¿Qué gigantes? dijo Sancho Panza.”

Créditos: D. Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau,

Créditos: D. Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau,

Don Quijote fue la primera obra que desmitificó la tradición caballeresca y cortés por darle un tratamiento burlesco. Ha sido y seguirá siendo un referente en toda la narrativa europea. Considerada como «el mejor trabajo literario jamás escrito» tiene el honor de ser el libro más publicado y traducido de la historia, sólo superado por la Biblia.

“Aquellos que allí ves, respondió su amo, de los brazos largos, que los suelen tener algunos de casi dos leguas. Mire vuestra merced, respondió Sancho, que aquellos que allí se parecen no son gigantes, sino molinos de viento, y lo que en ellos parecen brazos son las aspas, que volteadas del viento hacen andar la piedra del molino.”


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Publicado por en enero 19, 2015 en Books, Citas


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Please talk Mr. Holmes…

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

“I think that you know me well enough, Watson, to understand that I am by no means a nervous man. At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.” Sherlock Holmes

The Final Problem

Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing




“A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.” Sherlock Holmes

The Five Orange Pips

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“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?’ Sherlock Holmes

The Sign of Four

Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law

Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.” Sherlock Holmes

A Study in Scarlet

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Publicado por en julio 29, 2013 en Actors, Books, Citas


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“The English Patient” Michael Ondaatje

Almásy & Katharine

Almásy & Katharine

“What he would say, he cannot say to this woman whose openness is like a wound, whose youth is not mortal yet. He cannot alter what he loves most in her, her lack of compromise, where the romance of the poems she loves still sits with ease in the real world. Outside these qualities he knows there is no order in the world.”

Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient)

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes



“And his chest with with its sweat which her fingers grip when he is over her, and the dark, tough arms in the darkness of his tent, or one time in her room when light from the valley’s city, finally free of curfew, rose among them like twilight and lit the colour of his body.”

“Do you understand the sadness of geography?”


The English Patient Soundtrack – Gabriel Yared (1996)

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Publicado por en julio 24, 2013 en Actors, Books, Citas, Movies


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“The Fall of the House of Usher” ~ Poe

“The Fall of the House of Usher” ~ Poe

“During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was–but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasureable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible. I looked upon the scene before me–upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain–upon the bleak walls–upon the vacant eye-like windows–upon a few rank sedges–and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees–with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium–the bitter lapse into everyday life–the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart–an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.” ―

Edgar Allan Poe

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

Animated film based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher”. Narrated by Sir Christopher Lee. Directed by Raúl García. Produced by Melusine Productions, R&R Communications, The Big Farm and Les Armateurs.Roderick Usher summons his boyhood friend to help him ease his decaying condition. The death of Madeline Usher, last in the line of the Usher family precipitates Roderick’s descent into madness and death.

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Publicado por en julio 15, 2013 en Books, Citas, Movies, Short Story


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“Le Horla” Guy de Maupassant

“Le Horla”  Guy de Maupassant

“How fathomless the mystery of the Unseen is! We cannot plumb its depths with our feeble senses – with eyes which cannot see the infinitely small or the infinitely great, nor anything too close or too distant, such as the beings who live on a star or the creatures which live in a drop of water… with ears that deceive us by converting vibrations of the air into tones that we can hear, for they are sprites which miraculously change movement into sound, a metamorphosis which gives birth to harmonies which turn the silent agitation of nature into song… with our sense of smell, which is poorer than any dog’s… with our sense of taste, which is barely capable of detecting the age of a wine!Ah! If we had other senses which would work other miracles for us, how many more things would we not discover around us!”

― Guy de MaupassantLe Horla


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Publicado por en julio 2, 2013 en Citas, Short Story


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Friday Follow: A Regency Illustration of the Sea Side

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Jane Austen's World

Nobody could catch cold by the sea; nobody wanted appetite by the sea; nobody wanted spirits; nobody wanted strength. Sea air was healing, softening, relaxing — fortifying and bracing — seemingly just as was wanted — sometimes one, sometimes the other. If the sea breeze failed, the seabath was the certain corrective; and where bathing disagreed, the sea air alone was evidently designed by nature for the cure.” ― Jane Austen, Sanditon

Inquiring readers, I have spent this week at the seaside with my extended family, an unusual occurrence for us, but one that a Regency traveler would have easily understood. The great grandparents are resting in a cool spot, while grandparents and parents have taken the grandchildren and great grandchildren to the beach. A lady’s companion and an auntie (me) are also in attendance, doing what is required to maintain family unity, feed the masses, and provide comfort and…

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Publicado por en junio 28, 2013 en Citas, Ilustration


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