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

Related topics: Poetry

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

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

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

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

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

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
- 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

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

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

The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward.
The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
- Jose Bergamin

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

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

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

Happiness is always a coincidence.
- Jose Bergamin

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

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

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

Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.
- 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 woman who does not become the slave of just one man
becomes the slave of all men.
- Jose Bergamin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person.
- Anais Nin

A novel usually takes me two years.
A year to research and plan and dream.
Then a year to write.
- Rose Tremain

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next,
after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted
to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
- Joan D. Vinge

The novel moves like all the arts.
It's transforming itself all the time.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

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

The person, be it gentleman or lady,
who has not pleasure in a good novel,
must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen

Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen,
completely from a female point of view,
completely English, no sense that he was an American.
- Leslie Fiedler

No novel is a clone of any preceding one,
though with a background cast of characters and things
that has grown to thousands,
there are many familiar aspects.
- Piers Anthony

I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something
which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable
novel on the tables of young ladies.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Writing a novel is like making love,
but it's also like having a tooth pulled.
Pleasure and pain.
Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.
- Dean Koontz

When I do a novel, I don't really use the script,
I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now,
I used Heart of Darkness.
Novels usually have so much rich material.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human
biology and their perceived impact on human values
have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society.
- Paul Berg

Great, big, serious novels always get awards.
If it's a battle between a great, big,
serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
- Neil Gaiman

I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel,
Revolutionary Road.
It's a devastating novel.
- Michael Chabon

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 see the poem or the novel ending with an open door.
- Michael Ondaatje

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
- J. G. Ballard

The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else,
and this means creating a character.
- Antonio Tabucchi

My first film goes into production in October.
It's called White Boy Shuffle and it's based on a novel
about a young black kid and it's sort of reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye.
- Ryan Phillippe

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

In course of time my first novel appeared.
It was a love story.
- George Barr McCutcheon

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

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

There are no laws for the novel.
There never have been, nor can there ever be.
- Doris Lessing

I took two years away from making films to write a novel.
- Neil Jordan

I'm not constrained by being a genre writer.
Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel
and probably get it published.
- Lynn Abbey

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

Life is God's novel.
Let him write it.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

I like shape very much.
A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any.
- Jean Rhys

My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've
read it and learnt to understand it,
then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
- Ben Elton


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