"The novel is born of disillusionment the poem, of despair."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jose Bergamin on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jose Bergamin on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Jose Bergamin on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jose Bergamin on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jose Bergamin on Robert Frost
"To sin offers repentance and forgiveness not to sin offers only punishment."
"Happiness is always a coincidence."
"A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces."
"To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom."