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Jose Bergamin Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Jose Bergamin

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The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

Related topics: Poetry

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief;
it is a superstition.
- Jose Bergamin

Do we have to talk in order to agree or agree in order to talk?
- Jose Bergamin

A woman who does not become the slave of just one man
becomes the slave of all men.
- Jose Bergamin

 

Effort and result are never simultaneous.
In art, only the result counts.
- Jose Bergamin

In French literature, you can choose a la carte;
in Spanish literature,
there is only the set meal.
- Jose Bergamin

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists
as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin

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Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter.
- Jose Bergamin

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes
but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin

Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.
- Jose Bergamin

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil
is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin

There are no good or bad habits.
All habits are, by definition, bad.
- 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

You can say the opposite of something you've said but
you can't do the opposite of something you've done.
- Jose Bergamin

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
- 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

You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
- Jose Bergamin

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
- Jose Bergamin

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
- 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

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

If you really believe music is dangerous,
you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
- Jose Bergamin

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- 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

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

A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo.
- Jose Bergamin

Happiness is always a coincidence.
- Jose Bergamin

Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.
- Jose Bergamin

The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
- Jose Bergamin

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
- Jose Bergamin

True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.
- Jose Bergamin

Try not to turn your life into a race,
least of all an obstacle race.
- 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

A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat,
just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice.
- Jose Bergamin

Pride in a man is confused with dignity;
in a woman,
with self-love.
- Jose Bergamin

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

My first novel took 12 years to complete because life got in my way.
- Donald McKay

I completed my first novel when I was 19 years old.
- Danielle Steel

I knew I'd have to go to work in real estate or something
else or I could never finish my novel.
- Judith Rossner

I'm working on a nonfiction book on Nepal and a novel about diasporas.
- Louise Brown

A screenplay is not a finished product;
a novel is.
A screenplay is a blueprint for something -
for a building that will most likely never be built.
- Nicholas Meyer

I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it
would be precisely like a novel,
with a single difference: Every word of it would be
true from beginning to end.
- Truman Capote

Around the time I turned 30, I wanted to publish a novel.
- Sara Paretsky

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it,
for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.
- Dean Koontz

The process of rewriting is enjoyable,
because you're not in that existential panic when you
don't have a novel at all.
- Rose Tremain

If a theme or idea is too near the surface,
the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate.
- Ronald Blythe

No...
a novel is a long business.
I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly.
- Octavia Butler

You're getting everyone's point of view at the same time,
which, for me, is the perfect state for a novel:
a cubist state,
the cubist novel.
- Michael Ondaatje

I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult
to do successfully in a contemporary novel.
- Rose Tremain

In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult
part to invent is the end.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
- Andre Maurois

You use simple brushstrokes in a screenplay for things
over which you would take much greater pains in a novel.
- Richard Russo

There are hours when I must force the novel out of
my mind and be interested in the children.
- Zane Grey

A novel points out that the world consists entirely of exceptions.
- Joyce Carey

Writing a novel is a terrible experience,
during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
- Flannery O'Connor

I am writing my second novel for children for Simon and Schuster.
- Marlee Matlin

I started writing seriously when I was 18,
wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since.
- Sue Grafton

But the first published thing I did was a detective story,
detective novel, and I did that on my own.
- Peter Shaffer

The theory of founder effects does not explain how
novel features like plumage traits arise.
- Peter R. Grant

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

But I always seem to finish a book and then think,
oh God, I've got to pay a tax bill, so I'd better write a novel,
so I tend not to stop and learn word processing.
- Jilly Cooper

Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with
a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.
- Bob Woodward

The way this whole novel thing came together was,
I sold them one bill of goods and then didn't communicate very well.
I am like Captain Run-on Sentence.
- Ahmet Zappa

When I'm working on a novel, I work 70-hour weeks.
- Dean Koontz


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