Jose Ortega y Gasset

"Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Notes on the Novel"

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirious of living more do we really live."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The cynic, a parasite of civilisation, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Meditations on Quixote"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet begins where the man ends. The man's lot is to live his human life, the poet's to invent what is nonexistent."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"An "unemployed" existence is a worse negation of life than death itself."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Revolt of the Masses"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Poetry has become the higher algebra of metaphors."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "Meditations on Quixote"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)