José Bergamín

(1895_1983 / Madrid)

José Bergamín Quotes

  • ''If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 70, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
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  • ''Erik Satie does not say the opposite of Debussy; he says the same thing only the other way round.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 71, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''Art is good but it isn't the best.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 75, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).
  • ''In French literature, you can choose "à la carte"; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 49, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • ''Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 64, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • ''Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 65, 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).
  • ''You can say the opposite of something you've said but you can't do the opposite of something you've done.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 70, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • ''Even if you're not going anywhere, don't get in the way.''
    José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 72, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).
  • ''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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