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José Bergamín


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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... more »

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  • ''Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 24, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 33, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 36, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 38, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
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