Pedro Muñoz Seca

Spanish writer

Pedro Muñoz Seca (1879–1936) was a Spanish playwright, wit and humorist.


  • I am starting to believe you are not intending to count me amongst your friends.
    • Last words, said just before he was executed by a firing squad during the spanish civil war.[1]
  • Poverty makes social differences equal.
  • Sometimes tears make more good than laughter.
  • You can take my money from me; you can take my watch away; you can stripe me off my clothes; you may even can kill me. And yet, there is only a thing you will not be able to take away from me, no matter how hard you try: the fear I am feeling.
    • Said in november 1936 during the summary trial in which he was condemned to death.[2]
  • Alas, I was wrong when I spoke those word: you are so skilled that you have been able to take even my fear away.
    • Said shortly afterwards during the trial.[3]
  • I would rather pass by the statue of Cervantes by car today than let my children cross by mine on foot tomorrow.
    • Said in 1923 when he was criticized by several writers due to the light style of his nonetheless extremely popular plays.[4]
  • It's all right for women to cry, as it is for men to remember.


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