Jorge Luis Borges

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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The original is unfaithful to the translation.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life itself is a quotation.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.More Jorge Luis Borges [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:44]
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:34]
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:18]
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:26]
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:35]
In general, every country has the language it deserves.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:42]
In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:48]
Life and death have been lacking in my life.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:55]
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:10]
My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:23]
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:29]
Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:49]
Reality is not always probable, or likely.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:56]
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:02]
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:14]
The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.More Jorge Luis Borges [07/24/2011 10:07:22]

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