José Ortega Y Gasset
Madrid

Quotes

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
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
11 November 2014
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.
11 November 2014
The cynic, a parasite of civilisation, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail.
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.
11 November 2014
An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
11 November 2014
The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.
11 November 2014
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.

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