The Nobel Prize in Literature 1922
Spanish dramatist. In happy manner he continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama. Chiefly writer of comedies of manners and of one-act farces. Upon pediatrician father, at death, leaving comfortable income, he abandoned law studies.
"You meet the warrior when in battle but it is not until victory that you meet the gentleman".
"If people could hear our thoughts, very few of us would escape from being locked away as mad men".
Blessed are those who imitate us for they shall inherit our faults.
Everyone thinks that having a talent is a matter of luck; no one thinks that luck could be a matter of talent
Name: Jacinto Benavente
Birth: 12 August 1866, Madrid, Spain
Death: 14 July 1954, Madrid, Spain
Residence at the time of the award: Spain
Prize motivation: "for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama"