Jorge Borges Quotes


13 Jorge Borges quotes:



"In general, every country has the language it deserves."
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"To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal."
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"Every writer ''creates'' his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future."
"Democracy is an abuse of statistics."
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"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."
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"Life itself is a quotation."
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"Reality is not always probable, or likely."
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"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."
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"The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb."
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"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."
"Your unforgivable sins do not allow you to see my splendor"
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"The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things."
"Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned."



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