José Bergamín

(1895_1983 / Madrid)

José Bergamín Quotes

  • ''"Life is a dangerous adventure," says the American; and he is half right: life is dangerous, but it's not an adventure.''
    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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  • ''Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 56, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''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).
  • ''Those who are scandalized by a naked body—thinks the Devil—are easy prey: they are already doomed.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 58, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 58, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''A woman who does not become the slave of just one man becomes the slave of all men.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 60, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''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.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 60, 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).
  • ''The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 67, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''When I listen to the engine of my car, I might say it sounds fine, but it would not occur to me to say "What lovely music!"''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 69, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).

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