4 Gats by Ramon Casas, 1900

 4 Gats by Ramon Casas.


«Quan tinc una mica de diners, em compro llibres. Si sobra alguna cosa, em compro roba i menjar.»


«When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.»


Erasme de Rotterdam (1466-1536)


Variant de l’original:


«Ad Graecas literas totum animum applicui; statimque, ut pecuniam acceptero, Graecos primum autores, deinde vestes emam.»


«I have turned my entire attention to Greek. The first thing I shall do, as soon as the money arrives, is to buy some Greek authors; after that, I shall buy clothes.»


Letter to Jacob Batt (12 April 1500); Collected Works of Erasmus, Vol. 1 (1974).