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Quotations From JOSÉ BERGAMÍN

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  • 21.
    The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 98, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • 22.
    Who learns most from a good book is the author.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 43, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • 23.
    True art tries not to attract attention—in order to be noticed.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 42, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • 24.
    A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 43, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • 25.
    When the English have scored a goal, they think nothing more remains to be done.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 42, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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).
  • 28.
    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).

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  • 29.
    Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 46, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).

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  • 30.
    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).

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