Shapiro, and its variations such as Shapira, Schapiro and Chapiro (in French), is a Yiddish surname.

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Famous quotes containing the word shapiro:

    Sentio ergo sum: he feels his way
    And words themselves stand up for him like Braille
    And punch and perforate his parchment ear.
    —Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    To girls and wives always alive and fated;
    To men and scholars always dead like Greek
    And always mistranslated.
    —Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)

    My whole outlook on life changed with those three little words, “The rabbit died.”
    —Anonymous Mother. Quoted in When Men Are Pregnant, ch. 5, Jerrold Lee Shapiro (1987)