Torquato Tasso Quotes (15 quotes)
Variant: "Lost is all the Time that is not spent on love" From: "L'Aminta: Di Torquato Tasso, Favola Boscherecchia. Taffo's Aminta, A Pastoral Comedy in English and Italian" (Oxford, 1726) , Act I, Scene I
“Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green.”
The Recovery of Jerusalem, Book I, 53
“You, Honor, first you hid The fount of love's delight, Denying drafts to slake the lover's thirst.”
Aminta, Act I, sc. ii, line 358
Gerusalemme Liberata Bk. II, stanza 16 (1580)
“They make their fortune who are stout and wise, Wit rules the heavens, discretion guides the skies.”
Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered: Or Godfrey of Bulloign: An Heroic Poem (J. Purser, 1749), p. 230, Book the Tenth, XX
“A fool is he that comes to preach or prate, When men with swords their right and wrong debate.”
Godfrey of Bulloigne: or, Jerusalem delivered (1581)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTorquato Tasso
Born: March 11, 1544
Died: April 25, 1595 (aged 51)
Bio: Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata, in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope.