the life and opinions of tristram shandy, gentleman


I love Laurence Sterne. He’s pure genius.

Yesterday evening I read passages from Tristram Shandy and I laughed so hard!!! Thank you Sterne for being such a wonderful writer! :3 Life is so beautiful and full of wonders with the little help from my friend Literature!


Sterne è un altro autore inglese in grado di mandarmi in pappa il cervello. Lo adoro troppo…è così geniale che mi spiazza totalmente! cwc

I wish I had been born in the Moon, or in any of the planets, (except Jupiter or Saturn, because I never could bear cold weather) for it could not well have fared worse for me in any of them (though I will not answer for Venus) than it has in this vile, dirty planet of ours.
—  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, — though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, — the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
—  Book III, Ch. 12. of “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman” (1760-1767) by Laurence Sterne, born November 24th, 1713.