No Comment, Quotation — October 9, 2007, 12:00 am

Cervantes on Why History is Like Buñuelos

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La historia es como cosa sagrada; porque ha de ser verdadera, y donde está la verdad está Dios, en cuanto a verdad; pero, no obstante esto, hay algunos que así componen y arrojan libros de sí como si fuesen buñuelos.

History is in a sense a sacred thing, for it should be true, and where the truth is, there is God also, so far as the truth is concerned; but notwithstanding this, there are some who write and fling books spread across the earth as if they were just fritters.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha pt. ii, ch. 3 (1615)(S.H. transl.)

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