Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Nicolás Gómez DávilaThree years short of a century ago today, Nicolás Gómez Dávila was born. Sixteen years ago yesterday, he passed from this world.

Some aphorisms:

  • Whoever says that he "belongs to his time" is only saying that he agrees with the largest number of fools at that moment.
  • The word "modern" no longer has an automatic prestige except among fools.
  • The modernist thirst for originality makes the mediocre artist believe that the secret of originality consists simply in being different.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

For more of his aphorisms, see Don Colacho's Aphorism.