Jose Bergamin - Quotes

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To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment. ---->>>

Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love. ---->>>

The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward. ---->>>

Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin. ---->>>

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. ---->>>

Happiness is always a coincidence.

Happiness is always a coincidence.

True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed. ---->>>

To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty. ---->>>

Theology is the logic of the Devil. ---->>>

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary. ---->>>

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom. ---->>>

There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad. ---->>>

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything. ---->>>

You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made. ---->>>

A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo. ---->>>

Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go. ---->>>

Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race. ---->>>

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's. ---->>>

The first condition for making music is not to make a noise. ---->>>

A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat, just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice. ---->>>

The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.

The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.

A woman who does not become the slave of just one man becomes the slave of all men. ---->>>

Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts. ---->>>

In French literature, you can choose a la carte; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal. ---->>>

The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket. ---->>>

Perhaps it's more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them. ---->>>

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don't dance at all. ---->>>

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success. ---->>>

Who learns most from a good book is the author. ---->>>

The only time a man thinks is when he's alone. ---->>>

Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned. ---->>>

A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces. ---->>>

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics. ---->>>

Art is good but it isn't the best. ---->>>

Do we have to talk in order to agree or agree in order to talk? ---->>>

Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage. ---->>>

Even if you're not going anywhere, don't get in the way. ---->>>

If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other. ---->>>

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime. ---->>>

Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter. ---->>>

The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst. ---->>>

When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears. ---->>>

You can say the opposite of something you've said but you can't do the opposite of something you've done. ---->>>

We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriate, clearly for very different reasons. ---->>>


Nationality: Spanish
Born: 1895
Die: 06-21, 1983
Occupation: Writer

José Bergamín Gutiérrez (Madrid, 1895 – Fuenterrabía, August 28, 1983) was a Spanish writer, essayist, poet, and playwright. His father served as president of the canton of Málaga; his mother was a Catholic. Bergamín was influenced by both politics and religion and attempted to reconcile Communism and Catholicism throughout his life, remarking "I would die supporting the Communists, but no further than that (wikipedia)