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Quotations From JOSÉ BERGAMÍN


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  • Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 48, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).

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  • To be young is to live in the hope of escaping youth; to be old, in the despair of having succeeded.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).

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  • To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 56, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 55, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • In love, it is the weak who strike and the strong who caress.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 67, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).

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  • Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 77, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).

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  • Perhaps it's more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 81, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • Skepticism is provisional, even if it lasts a lifetime.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 84, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • What is reasoned has nothing to do with what is reasonable.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 91, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • All true tradition usually appears revolutionary.
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 68, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
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