To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Jose Ortega Y Gasset Quotes
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but...
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when...
The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved,...
An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone...
An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
To live is to feel oneself lost
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of...
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet...
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm...
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what...
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe...
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.