José Ortega Y Gasset

José Ortega Y Gasset
Madrid
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José Ortega y Gasset (9 May 1883 – 18 October 1955) was a Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist working during the first half of the 20th century while Spain oscillated between monarchy, republicanism and dictatorship. He was, along with Friedrich Nietzsche, a proponent of the idea of perspectivism, which was pioneered in European thought by Imm ...
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11 November 2014
Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.
11 November 2014
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
11 November 2014
Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
11 November 2014
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.
11 November 2014
The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of law to notions born in the café.

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