Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Question from Liz - Catherine of Aragon quotes

Hi again!

I am looking for quotes by Katherine of Aragon, especially in Spanish. I am hoping to find something short and inspirational to get tattooed. Please let me know if you can help me with this!

Liz - NJ, USA


Foose said...

"Short" could be a problem, since many of the locutions of Catherine's surviving letters and reported statements are convoluted, elaborate and drawn-out by our standards. "Inspirational" could be a problem, too -- most of her remarks, especially during the Divorce, have a strong masochistic flavor.

For example:

"All the God sends is for the best"
"Keep your heart with a chaste mind"

but, if you are feeling saucy:
"Scandal of Christendom!"

I haven't read anything by her in Spanish (were the letters to her father in Spanish or Latin?), though, so perhaps there may be something more suitable there.

Anonymous said...

haha i like the one about the scandal but i dont think its quite "tattoo-esque" but thanks for the reply!

Anonymous said...

My favorite quote from Katherine is in her last letter: "I make this vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things"

Very pretty, until you realize its about Henry VIII...yuck! lol

Anonymous said...

My favorite quote by her is:
"Mine eyes desire thee only. Farewell."

it was a letter to her ex-husband, Henry VIII, before she died. They're considered her last words.

I think it's spanish when it's the version:
"Oculi mei te solum desiderant. Vale."

I hope that helps!!!