There is but one way left to save a classic; to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.
Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Jose Ortega Y Gasset Quotes
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what...
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that...
There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the...
An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
Revolution is not the uprising against preexisting order, but the setting up of a new...
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is...
I am I plus my circumstances.
To live is to feel oneself lost
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm...
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand...
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone...
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the...
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when...