José Bergamín

(1895_1983 / Madrid)

José Bergamín Quotes

  • ''A rocket is a reed that thinks brilliantly.''
    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 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).
  • ''The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''A rocket is an experiment; a star is an observation.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 52, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 52, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''You need to have a God, a lover, and an enemy, says the poet. Exactly: you need to have three enemies.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 53, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Happiness is always a coincidence.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 53, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''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.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 55, 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).

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