856 – “Come ti vidi m’innamorai, e tu sorridi perchè lo sai.”

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”

–Fenton in Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, Libretto by Arrigo Boito

Quote Number:  212

Source: Boito, Arrigo. Falstaff. Composed by Giuseppe Verdi. 1893. Act II, Part 2.

Source Notes: This quote is often misattributed to William Shakespeare as it was adapted from his The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2. Quote Investigator discusses this in more depth here.


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