Quotes by Jose Bergamin

Happiness is always a coincidence.
- Jose Bergamin
Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin
Art is good but it isn't the best.
- Jose Bergamin
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Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin
Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.
- Jose Bergamin
A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo.
- Jose Bergamin
To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
- Jose Bergamin
The only time a man thinks is when he's alone.
- Jose Bergamin
True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
- Jose Bergamin
Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter.
- Jose Bergamin
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The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
- Jose Bergamin
The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
- Jose Bergamin
Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.
- Jose Bergamin
True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.
- Jose Bergamin
Do we have to talk in order to agree or agree in order to talk?
- Jose Bergamin
Even if you're not going anywhere, don't get in the way.
- Jose Bergamin
Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.
- Jose Bergamin
There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad.
- Jose Bergamin
You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
- Jose Bergamin
The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
- Jose Bergamin
Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race.
- Jose Bergamin
When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
- Jose Bergamin
Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts.
- Jose Bergamin
To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin
Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.
- Jose Bergamin
To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin
A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
- Jose Bergamin
Perhaps it's more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them.
- Jose Bergamin
When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears.
- Jose Bergamin
A woman who does not become the slave of just one man becomes the slave of all men.
- Jose Bergamin
If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
- Jose Bergamin
The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket.
- Jose Bergamin
An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin
In French literature, you can choose a la carte; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal.
- Jose Bergamin
It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin
The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
- Jose Bergamin
The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst.
- Jose Bergamin
A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat, just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice.
- Jose Bergamin
You can say the opposite of something you've said but you can't do the opposite of something you've done.
- Jose Bergamin
Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin
To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
- Jose Bergamin
A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin
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.
- Jose Bergamin
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.
- Jose Bergamin