Jorge luis borges Quotes

"To fall in love is to cre...

"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god." --Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of...

"Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes." - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 30
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Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river;...

Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. -Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
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β€œNothing is built on stone; all is b...

β€œNothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.” - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 04
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β€œWe accept reality so readily -...

β€œWe accept reality so readily - perhaps because we sense that nothing is real.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 01
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Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merel...

Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism. -Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 09
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I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers th...

I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 01
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"The flattery of posterity is not worth...

"The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing." -- Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 12
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"Don't talk unless y...

"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence." - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 12
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"So plant your gardens and decorate you...

"So plant your gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
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"...The marvellous was perhaps incommunicable: the moon of Ben...

"...The marvellous was perhaps incommunicable: the moon of Bengal is not the same as the moon of Yemen, but it deigns to be described with the same words." - Jorge Luis Borges (Averroes' Search)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 22
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"Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster...

"Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy." Jorge Luis Borges.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 26
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β€œI am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers th...

β€œI am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 14
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We forget that we are al...

We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 05
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β€œTo be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are ...

β€œTo 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.” β€”Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 24
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β€œTo fall in love is to cre...

β€œTo fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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"The English live with the turmoil of two incompa...

"The English live with the turmoil of two incompatible passions: a strange appetite for adventure and a strange appetite for legality.” Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 19
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"Fate is the name that we give the infi...

"Fate is the name that we give the infinite and unceasing operation of thousands of intertwined causes." -Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
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I have always imagined th...

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library ~ Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 27
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"Don't talk unless y...

"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence." - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 02
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β€œTo fall in love is to cre...

β€œTo fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 25
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Time is the subtance from which I am made. Time is a river with carries...

Time is the subtance from which I am made. Time is a river with 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 - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 10
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"Personality is a mirage maintained by co...

"Personality is a mirage maintained by conceit and custom, without metaphysical foundation or visceral reality." -Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 11
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"Life itself i...

"Life itself is a quotation." - Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 02
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"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carrie...

"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." -Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 29
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Nothing is less material than money.......

Nothing is less material than money.... Money is abstract, I repeated, money is future time.β€”Jorge Luis Borges, "The Zahir"
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 28
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β€œThrough the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays,...

β€œThrough the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, shops, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face.” -- Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 27
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β€œThe truth is that we all live by leaving behind; no doubt we a...

β€œThe truth is that we all live by leaving behind; no doubt we all profoundly know that we are immortal and that sooner or later every man will do all things and know everything.” Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 14
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"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carrie...

"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." -Jorge Luis Borges
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 01
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