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The Garden of Forking Paths
The Library of Babel



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Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (24 August 1899 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophy, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. Borges' works have contri buted to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have been considered by some critics to mark the beginning of the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. His late poems converse with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Cames, and Virgil. Born in Buenos Aires, Borges later moved with his family to Switzerl and in 1914, where he studied at the Collge de Genve. The family travelled widely in Europe, including Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library and professor of English Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. He became completely blind by the age of 55. Scholars have suggested that his progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. By the 1960s, his work was translated and published widely in the United States and Europe. Borges himself was fluent in several languages. In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first Formentor prize (Prix International), which he shared with Samuel Beckett. In 1971, he won the Jerusalem Prize. His international reputation was consolidated in the 1960s, aided by his works being available in English, by the Latin American Boom and by the success of Garca Mrquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. He dedicated his final work, The Conspirators, to the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Writer and essayist J. M. Coetzee said of him: "He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists."
Influences:Dante, Schopenhauer, Kafka, Kipling, Wells, Stevenson, Alfonso Reyes, Walt Whitman, Macedonio Fernndez, Cervantes, Bioy Casares, Marcel Schwob, G.K. Chesterton, William Blake, Francisco de Quevedo, Baruch Spinoza, Emanuel Swedenborg


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1.jlb_-_Afterglow
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1.jlb_-_Chess
1.jlb_-_Cosmogonia_(&_translation)
1.jlb_-_Daybreak
1.jlb_-_Elegy
1.jlb_-_Emanuel_Swedenborg
1.jlb_-_Emerson
1.jlb_-_Empty_Drawing_Room
1.jlb_-_Everness
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1.jlb_-_History_Of_The_Night
1.jlb_-_Inscription_on_any_Tomb
1.jlb_-_Instants
1.jlb_-_Limits
1.jlb_-_Oedipus_and_the_Riddle
1.jlb_-_Parting
1.jlb_-_Patio
1.jlb_-_Plainness
1.jlb_-_Remorse_for_any_Death
1.jlb_-_Rosas
1.jlb_-_Sepulchral_Inscription
1.jlb_-_Shinto
1.jlb_-_Simplicity
1.jlb_-_Spinoza
1.jlb_-_Susana_Soca
1.jlb_-_That_One
1.jlb_-_The_Art_Of_Poetry
1.jlb_-_The_Cyclical_Night
1.jlb_-_The_Enigmas
1.jlb_-_The_Golem
1.jlb_-_The_instant
1.jlb_-_The_Labyrinth
1.jlb_-_The_Other_Tiger
1.jlb_-_The_Recoleta
1.jlb_-_The_suicide
1.jlb_-_To_a_Cat
1.jlb_-_Unknown_Street
1.jlb_-_We_Are_The_Time._We_Are_The_Famous
1.jlb_-_When_sorrow_lays_us_low
A_Secret_Miracle
Avatars_of_the_Tortoise
Averroes_Search
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
Deutsches_Requiem
Emma_Zunz
Gods_Script
Kafka_and_His_Precursors
Partial_Magic_in_the_Quixote
Ragnarok
Story_of_the_Warrior_and_the_Captive
The_Aleph
The_Book_of_Sand
The_Circular_Ruins
The_Fearful_Sphere_of_Pascal
The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_1
The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_2
The_House_of_Asterion
The_Immortal
The_Library_of_Babel
The_Library_Of_Babel_2
The_Lottery_in_Babylon
The_Mirror_of_Enigmas
The_Theologians
The_Waiting
The_Wall_and_the_BOoks
The_Witness
The_Zahir
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1:Life itself is a quotation. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
2:I'm alone and nobody is in the mirror ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
3:Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
4:Writing is nothing more than a guided dream. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
5:How can we manage to illuminate the pathos of our lives? ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
6:Life and death have been lacking in my life. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, On Writing ,
7:We spend our lives waiting for our book and it never comes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
8:I have always imagined that Paradise as a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Seven Nights ,
9:There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
10:Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
11:In a riddle whose answer is chess, what is the only prohibited word? ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
12:Lost in these imaginary illusions I forgot my destiny - that of the hunted. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
13:My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. ... I should only have to be immortal to carry it out. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths ,
14:All men who repeat a line from Shakespeare are William Shakespeare ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
15:There is no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
16:Like the discovery of love, like the discovery of the sea, the discovery of Dostoevsky marks an important date in one's life. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
17:It seemed incredible that this day, a day without warnings or omens, might be that of my implacable death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
18:Historical truth, for him, is not what has happened; it is what we judge to have happened. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
19:In death we shall rediscover all the instants of our life and we shall freely combine them as in dreams. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
20:With relief, with humiliation, with terror, he understood that he too was a mere appearance, dreamt by another. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
21:I cannot lament the loss of a love or a friendship without meditating that one loses only what one really never had. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
22:I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
23: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,
24:I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
25:Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library. I feel, almost physically, the gravitation of the books, the enveloping serenity of order, time magically dessicated and preserved. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
26:Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Statement to the Argentine Society of Letters (c.1946) ,
27:The author of an atrocious undertaking ought to imagine that he has already accomplished it, ought to impose upon himself a future as irrevocable as the past. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
28: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. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Funes the Memorious,
29:I kept asking myself how a book could be infinite. I could not imagine any other than a cyclic volume, circular. A volume whose last page would be the same as the first and so have the possibility of continuing indefinitely. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
30:Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety; this controversy enabled him to fulfill his obligations with many books which seemed to reproach him for his neglect. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths The Theologians,
31:Ts'ui Pe must have said once: I am withdrawing to write a book. And another time: I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth. Every one imagined two works; to no one did it occur that the book and the maze were one and the same thing." ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
32:If honor and wisdom and happiness are not for me, let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my place be in hell. Let me be outraged and annihilated, but for one instant, in one being, let Your enormous Library be justified. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
33:A book is a physical object in a world of physical objects. It is a set of dead symbols. And then the right reader comes along, and the words-or rather the poetry behind the words, for the words themselves are mere symbols-spring to life, and we have a resurrection of the word. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
34:This web of time - the strands of which approach one another, bifurcate, intersect or ignore each other through the centuries - embraces every possibility. We do not exist in most of them. In some you exist and not I, while in others I do, and you do not. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
35: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. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths? ,
36:The thought came over me that never would one full and absolute moment, containing all the others, justify my life, that all of my instants would be provisional phases, annihilators of the past turned to face the future, and that beyond the episodic, the present, the circumstantial, we were nobody. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
37:A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
38:Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore and find a book on one of my hobbies - for example, Old English or Old Norse poetry - I say to myself, "What a pity I can't buy that book, for I already have a copy at home. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
39:God made Himself totally a man but a man to the point of infamy, a man to the point of reprobation and the abyss. To save us, He could have chosen *any* of the destinies which make up the complex web of history; He could have been Alexander or Pythagoras or Rurik or Jesus; He chose the vilest destiny of all: He was Judas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
40:Of all man's instruments, the most wondrous, no doubt, is the book. The other instruments are extensions of his body. The microscope, the telescope, are extensions of his sight; the telephone is the extension of his voice; then we have the plow and the sword, extensions of the arm. But the book is something else altogether: the book is an extension of memory and imagination. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
41:This has happened and will happen again,' said Euphorbus. 'You are not lighting a pyre, you are lighting a labyrinth of flames. If all the fires I have seen were gathered together here, they would not fit on earth and the angels would be blinded. I have said this many times.' Then he cried out, because the flames had reached him. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
42:In all fiction, when a man is faced with alternatives he chooses one at the expense of the others. In the almost unfathomable Ts'ui Pen, he chooses - simultaneously - all of them. He thus creates various futures, various times which start others that will in their turn branch out and bifurcate in other times. That is the cause of the contradictions in the novel." ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
43:Augustine had written that Jesus is the straight path that saves us from the circular labyrinth followed by the impious; these Aurelian, laboriously trivial, compared with Ixion, with the liver of Prometheus, with Sisyphus, with the king of Thebes who saw two suns, with stuttering, with parrots, with mirrors, with echoes, with the mules of a noria and with two-horned syllogisms. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labryinths The Theologians,
44:I pray to the unknown gods that some man-even a single man, tens of centuries ago-has perused and read that book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel ,
45:The three of them knew it. She was Kafka's mistress. Kafka had dreamt her. The three of them knew it. He was Kafka's friend. Kafka had dreamt him. The three of them knew it. The woman said to the friend, Tonight I want you to have me. The three of them knew it. The man replied: If we sin, Kafka will stop dreaming us. One of them knew it. There was no longer anyone on earth. Kafka said to himself Now the two of them have gone, I'm left alone. I'll stop dreaming myself. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
46:Whoever has seen the universe, whoever has beheld the fiery designs of the universe, cannot think in terms of one man, of that man's trivial fortunes or misfortunes, though he be that very man. That man has been he and now matters no more to him. What is the life of that other to him, the nation of that other to him, if he, now, is no one? This is why I do not pronounce the formula, why, lying here in the darkness, I let the days obliterate me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
47:Tennyson said that if we could understand a single flower we would know who we are and what the world is. Perhaps he meant that there is no deed, however so humble, which does not implicate universal history and the infinite concatenation of causes and effects. Perhaps he meant that the visible world is implicit, in its entirety, in each manifestation, just as, in the same way, will, according to Schopenhauer, is implicit, in its entirety, in each individual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
48:And yet, and yet... Denying temporal succession, denying the self, denying the astronomical universe, are apparent desperations and secret consolations. Our destiny ... is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad. Time is the substance I am made of. 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. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
49:The end of this story can only be related in metaphors since it takes place in the kingdom of heaven, where there is no time. Perhaps it would be correct to say that Aurelian spoke with God and that He was so little interested in religious differences that He took him for John of Pannonia. This, however, would imply a confusion in the divine mind. It is more correct to say that in Paradise, Aurelian learned that, for the unfathomable divinity, he and John of Pannonia (the orthodox believer and the heretic, the abhorrer and the abhorred, the accuser and the accused) formed one single person. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths The Theologians,
50:From these two incontrovertible premises he deduced that the Library is total and that its shelves register all the possible combinations of the twenty-odd orthographical symbols (a number which, though extremely vast, is not infinite): in other words, all that it is given to express, in all languages. Everything: the minutely detailed history of the future, the archangels' autobiographies, the faithful catalogue of the Library, thousands and thousands of false catalogues, the demonstration of the fallacy of those catalogues, the demonstration of the fallacy of the true catalogue, the Gnostic gospel of Basilides, the commentary on that gospel, the commentary on the commentary on that gospel, the true story of your death, the translation of every book in all languages, the interpolations of every book in all books. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel ,
51:At first cautiously, later indifferently, at last desperately, I wandered up the stairs and along the pavement of the inextricable palace. (Afterwards I learned that the width and height of the steps were not constant, a fact which made me understand the singular fatigue they produced). 'This palace is a fabrication of the gods,' I thought at the beginning. I explored the uninhabited interiors and corrected myself: ' The gods who built it have died.' I noted its peculiarities and said: 'The gods who built it were mad.' I said it, I know, with an incomprehensible reprobation which was almost remorse, with more intellectual horror than palpable fear... ...'This City' (I thought) 'is so horrible that its mere existence and perdurance, though in the midst of a secret desert, contaminates the past and the future and in some way even jeopardizes the stars. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
52:He told me that in 1886 he had invented an original system of numbering and that in a very few days he had gone beyond the twenty-four-thousand mark. He had not written it down, since anything he thought of once would never be lost to him. His first stimulus was, I think, his discomfort at the fact that the famous thirty-three gauchos of Uruguayan history should require two signs and two words, in place of a single word and a single sign. He then applied this absurd principle to the other numbers. In place of seven thousand thirteen he would say (for example) Maximo Pérez; in place of seven thousand fourteen, The Railroad; other numbers were Luis Melian Lafinur, Olimar, sulphur, the reins, the whale, the gas, the caldron, Napoleon, Agustin de Vedia. In place of five hundred, he would say nine. Each word had a particular sign, a kind of mark; the last in the series were very complicated... ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
53:Gradually, the concrete enigma I labored at disturbed me less than the generic enigma of a sentence written by a god. What type of sentence (I asked myself) will an absolute mind construct? I considered that even in the human languages there is no proposition that does not imply the entire universe: to say "the tiger" is to say the tigers that begot it, the deer and turtles devoured by it, the grass on which the deer fed, the earth that was mother to the grass, the heaven that gave birth to the earth. I considered that in the language of a god every word would enunciate that infinite concatenation of facts, and not in an implicit but in an explicit manner, and not progressively but instantaneously. In time, the notion of a divine sentence seemed puerile or blasphemous. A god, I reflected, ought to utter only a single word and in that word absolute fullness. No word uttered by him can be inferior to the universe or less than the sum total of time. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,
54:On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand... ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph ,
55:From the twilight of day till the twilight of evening, a leopard, in the last years of the thirteenth century, would see some wooden planks, some vertical iron bars, men and women who changed, a wall and perhaps a stone gutter filled with dry leaves. He did not know, could not know, that he longed for love and cruelty and the hot pleasure of tearing things to pieces and the wind carrying the scent of a deer, but something suffocated and rebelled within him and God spoke to him in a dream: ""You live and will die in this prison so that a man I know of may see you a certain number of times and not forget you and place your figure and symbol in a poem which has its precise place in the scheme of the universe. You suffer captivity, but you will have given a word to the poem. God, in the dream, illumined the animal's brutishness and the animal understood these reasons and accepted his destiny, but, when he awoke, there was in him only an obscure resignation, a valorous ignorance, for the machinery of the world is much too complex for the simplicity of a beast. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
56:The PalaceThe Palace is not infinite.The walls, the ramparts, the gardens, the labyrinths, the staircases, the terraces, the parapets, the doors, the galleries, the circular or rectangular patios, the cloisters, the intersections, the cisterns, the anterooms, the chambers, the alcoves, the libraries, the attics, the dungeons, the sealed cells and the vaults, are not less in quantity than the grains of sand in the Ganges, but their number has a limit. From the roofs, towards sunset, many people can make out the forges, the workshops, the stables, the boatyards and the huts of the slaves.It is granted to no one to traverse more than an infinitesimal part of the palace. Some know only the cellars. We can take in some faces, some voices, some words, but what we perceive is of the feeblest. Feeble and precious at the same time. The date which the chisel engraves in the tablet, and which is recorded in the parochial registers, is later than our own death; we are already dead when nothing touches us, neither a word nor a yearning nor a memory. I know that I am not dead. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand ,
57:He had no document but his memory; the training he had acquired with each added hexameter gave him a discipline unsuspected by those who set down and forget temporary, incomplete paragraphs. He was not working for posterity or even for God, whose literary tastes were unknown to him. Meticulously, motionlessly, secretly, he wrought in time his lofty, invisible labyrinth. He worked the third act over twice. He eliminated certain symbols as over-obvious, such as the repeated striking of the clock, the music. Nothing hurried him. He omitted, he condensed, he amplified. In certain instances he came back to the original version. He came to feel affection for the courtyard, the barracks; one of the faces before him modified his conception of Roemerstadt's character. He discovered that the wearying cacophonies that bothered Flaubert so much are mere visual superstitions, weakness and limitation of the written word, not the spoken...He concluded his drama. He had only the problem of a single phrase. He found it. The drop of water slid down his cheek. He opened his mouth in a maddened cry, moved his face, dropped under the quadruple blast. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths Selected Stories and Other Writings,

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1:Hlaer to Jangr. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
2:الأبدية تتربص بي ~ Jorge Luis Borges
3:Image is sorcery. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
4:Time is living me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
5:To think is to forget. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
6:All writing is dreaming ~ Jorge Luis Borges
7:Reality favors symmetry. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
8:upa tras perfluyue lunó. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
9:Art is fire plus algebra. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
10:الكتابة ليست إلا حلم موجه. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
11:ليست الشجاعة سوى قضية صمود ~ Jorge Luis Borges
12:A necessary monster. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
13:Life itself is a quotation. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
14:Tudo está dito: falta aposta. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
15:What is past is what is real. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
16:لو رأينا العالم حقا لفهمناه ! ~ Jorge Luis Borges
17:Βιβλιοθήκη μια πύλη στο χρόνο ~ Jorge Luis Borges
18:Everything touches everything. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
19:Life itself is a quotation.
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20:Misery requires paradises lost ~ Jorge Luis Borges
21:ما نقوله لا يُشبهنا بالضرورة . ~ Jorge Luis Borges
22:Writing is only a guided dream. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
23:الكاتب هو عقل متحرك في جسد ثابت ~ Jorge Luis Borges
24:Each thing implies the universe. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
25:I secretly assumed, as poets do, ~ Jorge Luis Borges
26:Today is tomorrow and yesterday. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
27:لا أريد أن أموت في لغة لا أفهمها ~ Jorge Luis Borges
28:Death is just infinity closing in. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
29:Paradise will be a kind of library ~ Jorge Luis Borges
30:Parlare é incorrere in tautologie. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
31:Todo encuentro casual era una cita ~ Jorge Luis Borges
32:للزمن الانتصارات، وللإنسان الهزائم ~ Jorge Luis Borges
33:In this world, beauty is so common. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
34:Mi carne puede tener miedo; yo, no. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
35:The mightiest love was granted him ~ Jorge Luis Borges
36:To speak is to fall into tautology. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
37:Democracy is an abuse of statistics. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
38:Una fiamma d’ultimo sole lo disegna. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
39:Censorship is the mother of metaphor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
40:I'm alone and nobody is in the mirror ~ Jorge Luis Borges
41:Kungs, mana atmiņa ir kā notekgrāvis. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
42:Only in the present do things happen. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
43:ما أرق تدرج الألوان، وما أطول السلسلة ~ Jorge Luis Borges
44:I'm alone and nobody is in the mirror ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
45:The sea is an idiom I cannot decipher. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
46:أحباؤنا وحدهم القادرون على أن يجرحوننا ~ Jorge Luis Borges
47:Beyond my anxiety, beyond this writing, ~ Jorge Luis Borges
48:Canada is so far away it hardly exists. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
49:Estoy solo y no hay nadie en el espejo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
50:Man's memory shapes Its own Eden within ~ Jorge Luis Borges
51:La soledad me pesa. La compañía también. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
52:Soy esa torpe intensidad que es un alma. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
53:Every man should be capable of all ideas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
54:La meta es el olvido.Yo he llegado antes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
55:The time for your labor has been granted. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
56:Truth never penetrates an unwilling mind. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
57:When a writer dies, he becomes his books. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
58:cabeza era un jirón más. En el crepúsculo, ~ Jorge Luis Borges
59:Doubt is one of the names of intelligence. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
60:Man's memory shapes
Its own Eden within ~ Jorge Luis Borges
61:Reality is not always probable, or likely. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
62:Solitude weighs me down. Company does too. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
63:The indecipherable dust, once Shakespeare. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
64:Time is the substance of which we are made ~ Jorge Luis Borges
65:A writer's work is the product of laziness. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
66:Know this: in some way you’re already dead. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
67:May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
68:My memory, sir, is like a garbage disposal. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
69:Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
70:Writing is nothing more than a guided dream ~ Jorge Luis Borges
71:…Время, разоряющее дворцы, обогащает стихи. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
72:El arte sucede cada vez que leemos un poema. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
73:La amistad une; también el odio sabe juntar. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
74:Life and death have been lacking in my life. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
75:Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
76:Writing is nothing more than a guided dream. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
77:All literature, is, finally autobiographical. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
78:Writing is nothing more than a guided dream. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
79:Don't talk unless you can improve the silence. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
80:The original is unfaithful to the translation. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
81:There is a labyrinth which is a straight line. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
82:Time, which despoils castles, enriches verses. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
83:What a writer wants to do is not what he does. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
84:I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
85:Nadie sabe de qué mañana el mármol es la llave. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
86:Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
87:The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
88:The truth is that we all live by leaving behind ~ Jorge Luis Borges
89:العالم لسوء الحظ واقعي
وأنا لسوء الحظ بورخيس ~ Jorge Luis Borges
90:Besides, rereading, not reading, is what counts. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
91:I do not know which of us has written this page. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
92:I know what the Greeks do not know, incertitude. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
93:Lo que decimos pocas veces se parece a nosotros. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
94:Mi memoria, señor, es como vaciadero de basuras. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
95:أنشد الموت كليًا، أنشد الموت مع هذا الرفيق، جسدي ~ Jorge Luis Borges
96:I have always come to life after coming to books. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
97:In my next life I will try to commit more errors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
98:La duda es uno de los nombres de la inteligencia. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
99:Mi memoria a veces se parece demasiado al olvido. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
100:No hables a menos que puedas mejorar el silencio. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
101:Toda mi vida modifica el libro que estoy leyendo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
102:Un buon lettore è raro quanto un bravo scrittore. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
103:إذ توجدالأسطورة في أول الأدب، وتوجد في آخره أيضًا ~ Jorge Luis Borges
104:Algo de sacerdote había en él y también de marino. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
105:.....a miracle has the right to impose conditions. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
106:The central problem of novel-writing is causality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
107:The river was blue then like extension of the sky. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
108:Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
109:In my soul the afternoon grows wider and I reflect. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
110:I wish I understood my country. I can only love it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
111:Nombres tenían pero podían prescindir de apellidos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
112:Time is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
113:دون عويلٍ أو غيظ، سيثلم الزمن حدّ أكثر السيوف بطولة ~ Jorge Luis Borges
114:დემოკრატია - ეს არის სტატისტიკის ბოროტად გამოყენება ~ Jorge Luis Borges
115:La literatura no es otra cosa que un sueño dirigido. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
116:The image of the Lord has been replaced by a mirror. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
117:A . . . poet is a discoverer rather than an inventor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
118:el vago rosa trémulo que se ve con los ojos cerrados, ~ Jorge Luis Borges
119:From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
120:Que el cielo exista, aunque mi lugar sea el infierno. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
121:Retold, my dream is nothing; dreamt, it was terrible. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
122:...un acto es menos que todas las horas de un hombre. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
123:Ο στόχος είναι η λήθη.
Θα πρέπει να έφτασα νωρίς. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
124:Creativity is suspended between memory and forgetting. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
125:¿Habrá en la tierra algo sagrado o algo que no lo sea? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
126:It only takes two facing mirrors to build a labyrinth. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
127:Reality is partial to symmetry and slight anachronisms ~ Jorge Luis Borges
128:Such a pity that he [GK Chesterton] became a Catholic. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
129:Tearing money is an impiety, like throwing away bread. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
130:Whatever one man does, it is as though all men did it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
131:"From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me." ~ Jorge Luis Borges
132:In general, every country has the language it deserves. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
133:Karşılığı başka bir yerde bulunmayan hiçbir şey yoktur. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
134:Time is the tiger that devours me, but I am that tiger. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
135:To refute him is to become contaminated with unreality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
136:Tú, que me lees, ¿estás seguro de entender mi lenguaje? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
137:How can we manage to illuminate the pathos of our lives? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
138:I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
139:La gloria es una forma de incomprensión; quizás la peor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
140:Ölümü sabırsızlıkla bekleyerek ama hiç sızlanmadan öldü. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
141:Pensar es olvidar diferencias, es generalizar, abstraer. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
142:The fact is that each writer creates his own precursors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
143:The future is as irrevocable as an inflexible yesterday. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
144:من الصعب جداً أن تشرح ديناً ، بخاصة ديناً لايعتنقة المرء ~ Jorge Luis Borges
145:A labyrinth of symbols... An invisible labyrinth of time. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
146:Ben cenneti hep bir çeşit kütüphane olarak düşlemişimdir. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
147:El problema no es que mientas. El problema es que te creo ~ Jorge Luis Borges
148:En el sueño del hombre que soñaba, el soñado se despertó. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
149:Happy is he who forgives others and who forgives himself. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
150:In the depths of the siesta amorous doves called huskily; ~ Jorge Luis Borges
151:To bless thine enemy is a good way to satisfy thy vanity. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
152:"Truth never penetrates an unwilling mind." ~ Jorge Luis Borges 💎 #BOTD 1899
153:What you really value is what you miss, not what you have. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
154:Πάντα φανταζόμουν τον παράδεισο σαν ένα είδος βιβλιοθήκης. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
155:El hombre olvida que es un muerto que conversa con muertos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
156:Fame is a form, perhaps the worst form, of incomprehension. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
157:How can we manage to illuminate the pathos of our lives?
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
158:I think most people are more important than their opinions. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
159:La gloria é una forma di incomprensione, forse la peggiore. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
160:Life and death have been lacking in my life.
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges, On Writing,
161:To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
162:Tutti assomigliamo all'immagine che gli altri hanno di noi. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
163:We spend our lives waiting for our book and it never comes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
164:Your unforgivable sins do not allow you to see my splendor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
165:You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
166:من منا، نحن الاثنين، يكتب الآن، عن أنا متعددة، وكآبة واحدة؟ ~ Jorge Luis Borges
167:ჩვენ უკვე აღარ გვჯერა პროგრესის - განა ეს არ არის პროგრესი? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
168:Art is endless like a river flowing, passing, yet remaining. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
169:Estar contigo o no estar contigo, es la medida de mi tiempo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
170:In the dream of the man that dreamed, the dreamed one awoke. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
171:I, that used to figure Paradise
In the guise of a library ~ Jorge Luis Borges
172:No hay hombre que, fuera de su especialidad, no sea crédulo; ~ Jorge Luis Borges
173:We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
174:We spend our lives waiting for our book and it never comes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
175:Влюбиться – значит создать религию, чей Бог может ошибаться. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
176:After forty, every change becomes a symbol of time's passing. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
177:I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
178:La duda es uno de los nombres de la inteligencia. JORGE LUIS BORGES ~ Walter Riso
179:Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
180:17
La vieja mano
sigue trazando versos
para el olvido ~ Jorge Luis Borges
181:A la realidad le gustan las simetrías y los leves anacronismos ~ Jorge Luis Borges
182:La muerte es una vida vivida. La vida es una muerte que viene. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
183:La tierra que habitamos es un error, una incompetente parodia. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
184:My advanced age has taught me the resignation of being Borges. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
185:One is allowed to change the past: the present is so stubborn. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
186:Siempre imaginé que el Paraíso sería algún tipo de biblioteca. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
187:Uno llega a ser grande por lo que lee y no por lo que escribe. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
188:We have stopped believing in progress. What progress that is ! ~ Jorge Luis Borges
189:While we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another one ~ Jorge Luis Borges
190:Alejandría, debelada, imploró en vano la misericordia del César ~ Jorge Luis Borges
191:Day and night, their frail and crippled ships defy the tempest. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
192:El miedo existe en imaginarse las cosas malas antes que ocurran ~ Jorge Luis Borges
193:I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
194:I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me... ~ Jorge Luis Borges
195:La derrota tiene una dignidad que la ruidosa victoria no merece ~ Jorge Luis Borges
196:La ya avanzada edad me ha enseñado la resignación de ser Borges ~ Jorge Luis Borges
197:Little has happened to me in my lifetime, but I have read much. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
198:Lo que hace un hombre es como si lo hicieran todos los hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
199:Me creo indigno del Infierno o de la Gloria, pero nada predigo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
200:Morir por un a religión es más simple que vivirla con plenitud. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
201:Poetry springs from something deeper; it's beyond intelligence. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
202:Sólo persisten en el tiempo las cosas que no fueron del tiempo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
203:(...) Babilonia no es otra cosa que un infinito juego de azares. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
204:Centuries of centuries and only in the present do things happen. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
205:For myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
206:Hay quien se jacta de lo que ha escrito; yo, de lo que he leído. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
207:The minotaur more than justifies the existence of the labyrinth. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
208:To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
209:"While we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another one" ~ Jorge Luis Borges
210:A writer should have another lifetime to see if he's appreciated. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
211:Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
212:No hay cosas que no esté como perdida entre infatigables espejos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
213:Sólo perduran en el tiempo las cosas
Que no fueron del tiempo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
214:The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
215:Uno no es lo que es por lo que escribe, sino por lo que ha leído. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
216:Yo, que me figuraba el Paraíso bajo la especie de una biblioteca. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
217:All men who repeat a line from Shakespeare are William Shakespeare ~ Jorge Luis Borges
218:Cilvēku nekas nespēj mainīt. Mūžīgās atsauces uz grāmatu gudrībām. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
219:I had always thought of Paradise / In form and image as a library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
220:I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
221:... in art nothing is more secondary than the author's intentions. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
222:Por lo demás, la literatura no es otra cosa que un sueño dirigido. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
223:There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
224:To think is to ignore the differences, to generalize, to abstract. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
225:All men who repeat a line from Shakespeare are William Shakespeare. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
226:Dresser des listes est l'une des plus anciennes activités du poète. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
227:Para escrever bem — acredito com firmeza —, é preciso ser discreto. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
228:Por el amor, que nos deja ver a los otros como los ve la divinidad. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
229:ويبدو أنك تلاحظ وجود شيء ما يخصك، مثل برعم ينكسر نصف انكسارةٍ ويموت ~ Jorge Luis Borges
230:Aquí nos encontramos al fin y lo que antes ocurrió no tiene sentido. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
231:El tiempo está viviéndome. (Jactancia de quietud - Luna de enfrente) ~ Jorge Luis Borges
232:Il libro è una delle possibilità di felicità che abbiamo noi uomini. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
233:In a riddle whose answer is chess, what is the only prohibited word? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
234:Si quieres ser un buen escritor, debes ser mil veces un buen lector. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
235:Unlike the novel, a short story may be, for all purposes, essential. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
236:Uno está enamorado cuando se da cuenta de que otra persona es única. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
237:البداية هي النهاية بعينها. وإذا بحثت عن شيء وجدته في غيره لا في ذاته ~ Jorge Luis Borges
238:أنا الذي كنت عدة أشخاص بلا طائل، أريد أن أكون شخصاً واحداً، أنا نفسي ~ Jorge Luis Borges
239:Desde o crepúsculo do dia até ao dia da noite, toda uma vida inteira. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
240:Grato el amor y grata la plegaria
Dirigida a un Dios que está solo ~ Jorge Luis Borges
241:Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
242:The art of writing is mysterious, the opinions we hold are ephemeral. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
243:There's no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
244:al cabo de los siglos, todas las cosas recuperarán su estado anterior, ~ Jorge Luis Borges
245:Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
246:Crees que la Caída es otra cosa que ignorar que estamos en el Paraíso? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
247:...every cultivated man is a theologian, and faith is not a requisite. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
248:He consorted with prostitutes and poets...and with persons even worse. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
249:The present is the instant in which the future crumbles into the past. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
250:There is no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
251:إننا بحاجة إلى الخيال كي نواجه تلك الفظاعات التي تفرضها علينا الأشياء. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
252:Best thing to happen for a poet. A fine death, no? An impressive death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
253:I gazed at every mirror on the planet, not one gave back my reflection. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
254:The dawn, the dusk, centuries, arms, and the binding and sundering sea. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
255:Tôi luôn mường tượng rằng Thiên đường cũng từa tựa như một thư viện vậy ~ Jorge Luis Borges
256:اذا كان التعلم هو التذكر ، فإن الجهل لا يمكن أن يكون شيئا سوي النسيان . ~ Jorge Luis Borges
257:العالم الخارجي يتكون وفقاً للكيفية التي نكتشفه بها أو نتخيله على هيئتها ~ Jorge Luis Borges
258:ستصير كفيفا، لاتخشى أمرا ما، إن ما ‏سوف تراه يشبه نهاية طويلة لليلة صيف ~ Jorge Luis Borges
259:Centuries and centuries of idealism have not failed to influence reality ~ Jorge Luis Borges
260:Fácilmente aceptamos la realidad, acaso porque intuimos que nada es Real ~ Jorge Luis Borges
261:Gerçekte, uykudan uyanıp da kendi kendisiyle karşılaşmayan insan yoktur. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
262:No nos une el amor sino el espanto;
Será por eso que la quiero tanto. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
263:some preached asceticism, others licentiousness. All preached confusion. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
264:Sometimes a few birds, a horse, have saved the ruins of an amphitheater. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
265:The art of writing is mysterious, the opinions we hold are ephemeral.... ~ Jorge Luis Borges
266:The machinery of the world is far too complex for the simplicity of men. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
267:Happy are the beloved and the lovers and those who can live without love. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
268:has gastado los años y te han gastado, y todavía no has escrito el poema. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
269:I no longer believe in literary schools now; I believe in the individual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
270:El nombre de una mujer me delata.
Me duele una mujer en todo el cuerpo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
271:My books standing there on the shelf do not know that I have written them. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
272:Pensé: «Me satisface la derrota, porque es un fin y yo estoy muy cansado». ~ Jorge Luis Borges
273:Uno de los hábitos de la mente es la invención de imaginaciones horribles. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
274:Blind to all fault, destiny can be ruthless at one's slightest distraction. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
275:Centuries of centuries and only in the present do things happen. —JORGE LUIS BORGES ~ Anonymous
276:I have always imagined that Paradise as a kind of library.
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges, Seven Nights,
277:I have committed the worst of sins one can commit... I have not been happy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
278:Lost in these imaginary illusions I forgot my destiny – that of the hunted. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
279:... se odió; odió su identidad, sus necesidades corporales, su humillación. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
280:The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
281:We have shared out, like thieves, the amazing treasures of days and nights. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
282:Y no comprendo cómo el tiempo pasa
Yo, que soy tiempo y sangre y agonía. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
283:Yo siempre me habia imaginado el paraiso bajo la especie de una biblioteca. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
284:bir devlet, liderinden daha iyi değildir. ========== Kum Kitabı (Jorge Luis Borges) ~ Anonymous
285:God is more generous than men and will measure them by a different standard. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
286:I leave to various future times, but not to all, my garden of forking paths. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
287:La ceguera gradual no es cosa trágica. Es como un lento atardecer de verano. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
288:Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
289:I will pause to consider this eternity from which the subsequent ones derive. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
290:We accept reality so readily - perhaps because we sense that nothing is real. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
291:أن نعرف أننا نكفّ عن الوجود، تماماً كالنهر، وان وجوهنا تتلاشى، تماماً كالمياه ~ Jorge Luis Borges
292:All theories are legitimate, no matter. What matters is what you do with them. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
293:Hay una dignidad en la derrota que a duras penas le corresponde a la victoria. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
294:i walk slowly, like one who comes from so far away he doesn't expect to arrive ~ Jorge Luis Borges
295:medio siglo de violencia le había enseñado que lo más fácil y seguro es matar… ~ Jorge Luis Borges
296:You may win your heart's desire, but in the end you're cheated of it by death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
297:i walk slowly, like one who comes from so far away he doesn't expect to arrive. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
298:Reality may avoid the obligation to be interesting, but ... hypotheses may not. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
299:Tasalanma, yavaş yavaş artan körlük pek trajik değil. Ağır bir yaz akşamı gibi. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
300:Feliz el que no insiste en tener razón, porque nadie la tiene o todos la tienen. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
301:I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
302:Otálora no sabe si atribuir su reserva a hostilidad, a desdén o a mera barbarie. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
303:Tu ausencia me rodea
como la cuerda a la garganta,
el mar al que se hunde. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
304:Unappreciated because too many of his [Rudyard Kipling's] peers were socialists. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
305:When I wake up, I wake to something worse. It’s the astonishment of being myself ~ Jorge Luis Borges
306:I believe the secret of the success of psychoanalysis resides in people's vanity. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
307:I saw a sunset in Queretaro that seemed to reflect the color of a rose in Bengal. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
308:أودّ أن أقدّم شكري
إلى الحب الذي يتيح لنا أن نرى الآخرين
كما يراهم الله . ~ Jorge Luis Borges
309:All language is a set of symbols whose use among its speakers assumes a share past ~ Jorge Luis Borges
310:Altri si vantino dei libri che hanno scritto, io mi glorio di quelli che ho letto. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
311:Let heaven exist, though my place be in hell.

- The Library of Babel ~ Jorge Luis Borges
312:Según la doctrina idealista, los verbos vivir y soñar son rigurosamente sinónimos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
313:The future is inevitable and precise, but it may not occur. God lurks in the gaps. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
314:There is no greater comfort than the idea that we have chosen our own misfortunes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
315:Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures. In one of them I am your enemy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
316:Bana aynı anda hem 800,000 kitabı hem de karanlığı veren Tanrı'nın muhteşem ironisi ~ Jorge Luis Borges
317:Casi no soy, pero mis versos ritman
la vida y su esplendor. Yo fui Walt Whitman. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
318:Centuries of centuries and only in the present do things happen. —JORGE LUIS BORGES ~ Elizabeth Kolbert
319:I live in a grey world, rather like the silver screen world. But yellow stands out. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
320:mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of man. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
321:There are those who seek the love of a woman to forget her, to not think about her. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
322:To arrange a library is to practice in a quiet and modest way the art of criticism. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
323:Подобно всякому владельцу библиотеки, Аврелиан чувствовал вину, что не знает её всю ~ Jorge Luis Borges
324:Beyond my anxiety, beyond this writing, the universe waits, inexhaustible, inviting. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
325:The certitude that everything has been written negates us or turns us into phantoms. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
326:There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
327:Uneltele mele de lucru sunt umilinţa şi angoasa;
Ce n-aş da să mă fi născut mort! ~ Jorge Luis Borges
328:What will die with me when I die, what pathetic or fragile form will the world lose? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
329:When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
330:Al primer vislumbre del amanecer el combate murió, como si fuera obsceno o espectral. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
331:Bandeira, sin embargo, siempre es nominalmente el jefe. Da órdenes que no se ejecutan ~ Jorge Luis Borges
332:If I were asked to name the chief event in my life, I should say my father's library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
333:… it only takes two facing mirrors to construct a labyrinth.

from "Nightmares ~ Jorge Luis Borges
334:Los espejos y la cópula son abominables, porque multiplican el número de los hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
335:Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men... ~ Jorge Luis Borges
336:No hay consuelo mas hábil que el pensamiento de que hemos elegido nuestras desdichas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
337:Patriotism, that least discerning of passions.

- The Shape of the Sword ~ Jorge Luis Borges
338:There is nothing but quotations left for us. Our language is a system of quotations. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
339:The word happiness exists in every language; it is plausible the thing itself exists. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
340:Todos nosotros llevamos nuestra humilde vida y además llevamos otra vida, imaginaria. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
341:Useless to tell myself that a dream
and the memory of yesterday are the same thing ~ Jorge Luis Borges
342:When you come right down to it, opinions are the most superficial things about anyone ~ Jorge Luis Borges
343:لم تكن الليلة عامرة بالنجوم، والأرض تحت قدميه موضع شك. كان كل شيء يزداد نأياً وضبابية ~ Jorge Luis Borges
344:A writer always begins by being too complicated—he’s playing at several games at once. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
345:Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges, [T1],
346:Every man should be capable of all ideas, and I believe that in the future he will be. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
347:Im merely a dreamer, and then a writer, and my happiest moments are when I'm a reader. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
348:I think of reading a book as no less an experience than travelling or falling in love. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
349:Jorge Luis Borges: “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” “The ~ Suzanne Kelman
350:Para un hombre célibe entrado en años, el ofrecido amor es un don que ya no se espera. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
351:Translations are a partial and precious documentation of the changes the text suffers. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
352:Hay que tener cuidado al elegir a los enemigos porque uno termina pareciéndose a ellos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
353:I never reread what I've written. I'm far too afraid to feel ashamed of what I've done. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
354:I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a labyrinth with no center. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
355:Yo no hablo de venganzas ni perdones, el olvido es la única venganza y el único perdón. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
356:Hay quien busca el amor de una mujer para olvidarse de ella, para no pensar más en ella. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
357:Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
358:No mostré a nadie mi tesoro. A la dicha de poseerlo se agregó el temor de que lo robaran ~ Jorge Luis Borges
359:Toda ficción es una impostura; lo que importa es sentir que ha sido soñada sinceramente. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
360:بگذار دیگران به صفحه هایی که نوشته اند، افتخار کنند،افتخارِ من صفحه هایی ست که خوانده ام ~ Jorge Luis Borges
361:Осуждение или похвала — это проявления сантиментов, не имеющие ничего общего с критикой. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
362:As the end approaches, there are no longer any images from memory - there are only words. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
363:As we all know, there is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
364:[Buenos Aires]
No nos une el amor sino el espanto.
Será por eso que la quiero tanto ~ Jorge Luis Borges
365:Si vous traduisez Shakespeare, il faut traduire aussi librement que Shakespeare écrivait. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
366:Sometimes I suspect that good readers are even blacker and rarer swans than good writers. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
367:There are people who barely feel poetry, and they are generally dedicated to teaching it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
368:We are as ignorant of the meaning of the dragon as we are of the meaning of the universe. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
369:When the end draws near, there no longer remain any remembered images; only words remain. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
370:A volte penso che i buoni lettori siano cigni ancor più tenebrosi e rari dei buoni autori. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
371:es menos duro sobrellevar un acontecimiento espantoso que imaginarlo y aguardarlo sin fin, ~ Jorge Luis Borges
372:Historical truth, for him, is not what has happened; it is what we judge to have happened. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
373:I've fixed my feelings into durable words
when they could have been spent on tenderness ~ Jorge Luis Borges
374:Que otros se jacten de las páginas que han escrito; a mí me enorgullecen las que he leído. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
375:Recordé una broma de Schopenhauer y contesté: —A mí también. Podemos salir juntos los dos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
376:Soy un hombre cobarde; no le dejé mi dirección, para eludir la angustia de esperar cartas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
377:That imminence of a revelation that is not yet produced, is perhaps the aesthetic reality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
378:There is no pleasure more complex than that of thought and we surrendered ourselves to it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
379:A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships ~ Jorge Luis Borges
380:Felices los amados y los amantes y los que pueden prescindir del amor. Felices los felices. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
381:If you're a writer you're bound to write something fine, at least now and then, off and on. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
382:It's enough that if I am rich in anything, it is in perplexities rather then in certaintes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
383:Os espelhos e a paternidade são abomináveis porque o multiplicam e o divulgam (o universo). ~ Jorge Luis Borges
384:Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
385:The certainty that everything has already been written annuls us, or renders us phantasmal. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
386:Ya cumplidos los cuarenta años, todo cambio es un símbolo detectable del pasaje del tiempo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
387:Ya cumplidos los cuarenta años, todo cambio es un símbolo detestable del pasaje del tiempo; ~ Jorge Luis Borges
388:Dilatar la vida de los hombres era dilatar su agonía y multiplicar el numero de sus muertes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
389:The possibilities of the art of combination are not infinite, but they tend to be frightful. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
390:I have no way of knowing whether the events that I am about to narrate are effects or causes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
391:Nothing is built on stone; All is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
392:Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
393:Si me quieren buscar, búsquenme en los libros. No los lean, por favor, si no obtienen placer. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
394:That is what always happens: we never know whether we are victors or whether we are defeated. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
395:The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
396:Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
397:Como todo poseedor de una biblioteca, Aureliano se sabía culpable de no conocerla hasta el fin ~ Jorge Luis Borges
398:Hasta la hora del ocaso amarillo
Cuántas veces habré mirado
Al poderoso tigre de Bengala ~ Jorge Luis Borges
399:In all fiction, when a man is faced with alternatives he chooses one at the expense of others. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
400:Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
401:Yo he escrito también algunos cuentos en los cuales traté ambiciosa e inultimente de ser Kafka ~ Jorge Luis Borges
402:Δεν μπορώ να σας εξηγήσω. Όλες οι λέξεις ανάμεσα σε δύο ανθρώπους απαιτούν μία κοινή εμπειρία. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
403:If a writer disbelieves what he is writing, then he can hardly expect his reader to believe it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
404:Many of the characters are fools and they're always playing tricks on me and treating me badly. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
405:Cervantes' text and Menard's are verbally identical; but the second is almost infinitely richer. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
406:If a writer disbelieves what he is writing, then he can hardly expect his readers to believe it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
407:In its world, there are no names, nor past, nor future, only the sureness of the present moment. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
408:La lectura debe ser una de las formas de la felicidad y no se puede obligar a nadie a ser feliz. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
409:Marco Polo sabía que lo que imaginan los hombres no es menos real que lo que llaman la realidad. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
410:My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
411:يؤدي التأمل بالذات الى التأمل بالآخر، والتعرف على الذات الى تضييعها في سلسلة الآخرين اللامتناهية ~ Jorge Luis Borges
412:Οι καλοί αναγνώστες είναι κύκνοι πολύ πιο μαύροι και πολύ πιο σπάνιοι από τους καλούς συγγραφείς ~ Jorge Luis Borges
413:I ask of any God, of any gods, that if they give immortality, I hope to be granted oblivion also. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
414:In spite of these three obstacles, Menard's fragmentary Quixote is more subtle than Cervantes'. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
415:Pensó que la felicidad, como el bien, es un atributo divino y que no deben usurparlo los hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
416:Reading . . . is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
417:We are our memory, we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes, that pile of broken mirrors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
418:I have no personal system of philosophy. I never attempt to do that. I am merely a man of letters. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
419:Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
420:Many of the characters are fools and they're always playing tricks on me
and treating me badly. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
421:The future has no other reality than as present hope, and the past is no more than present memory. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
422:There are countless men in the air, on land and at sea, and all that really happens happens to me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
423:Uno puede fingir muchas cosas, incluso la inteligencia. Lo que no se puede fingir es la felicidad. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
424:Yo agonicé con él, yo morí con él, yo de algún modo me he perdido con él; por eso, fui implacable. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
425:El tiempo no rehace lo que perdemos, la eternidad lo guarda para la gloria y también para el fuego. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
426:He wanted to dream a man; he wanted to dream him with minute integrity and insert him into reality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
427:I prayed aloud, less to plead for divine favor than to intimidate the tribe with articulate speech. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
428:It's a shame that we have to choose between two such second-rate countries as the USSR and the USA. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
429:Time broadens the scope of verses and I know of some which, like music, are everything for all men. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
430:Защото човек чете каквото харесва- но пише не каквото би искал да напише, а каквото може да напише. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
431:A mí se me hace cuento que empezó Buenos Aires:
La juzgo tan eterna como el agua y como el aire. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
432:In a riddle whose answer is chess, what is the only prohibited word?
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths,
433:The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
434:To think, analyze and invent are not anomalous acts, but the normal respiration of the intelligence. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
435:تعودت أن أقبل هذا القبح،كما يقبل المرء بهذه الأشياء المتنافرة التي نسميها العالم لمجرد أنها توجد معا ~ Jorge Luis Borges
436:كلُ شئٍ يحصلُ للمرةِ الأولى، و لكن بطريقةٍ أبدية

أياً كانَ من يقرأُ كلماتي، هو يختلقها بنفسِه ~ Jorge Luis Borges
437:Es fama entre los etíopes que los monos deliberadamente no hablan para que no los obliguen a trabajar ~ Jorge Luis Borges
438:I believe that in time we will have reached the point where we will deserve to be free of government. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
439:La imaginación está hecha de convenciones de la memoria. Si yo no tuviera memoria no podría imaginar. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
440:Life itself is a quotation. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, quoted in Cool Memories (1987) by Jean Baudrillard, (trans. 1990) Ch. 5.
441:What I'm really concerned about is reaching one person. And that person may be myself for all I know. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
442:As a boy, I used to marvel that the letters in a closed book did not get scrambled and lost overnight. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
443:He was the solitary lucid spectator of a multiform, momentaneous, and almost unbearably precise world. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
444:Why a should a dream be any less real than this table. Or Macbeth be less real than today’s newspaper. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
445:Il libro non è un ente chiuso alla comunicazione: è una relazione, è un asse di innumerevoli relazioni. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
446:Pienso que la ficción está comprometida con su tiempo. Nosotros no tenemos por qué preocuparnos de eso. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
447:The things that are said in literature are always the same. What is important is the way they are said. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
448:We are our memory,
we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes,
that pile of broken mirrors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
449:El pasado es la sustancia de que el tiempo está hecho; por ello es que éste se vuelve pasado en seguida. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
450:In death we shall rediscover all the instants of our life and we shall freely combine them as in dreams. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
451:În vremea aceea,căutam înserările,mahalalele şi nefericirea;acum caut dimineţile,centrul şi seninătatea. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
452:Lost in these imaginary illusions I forgot my destiny - that of the hunted.~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths,
453:Todas las teorías son legítimas y ninguna tiene importancia. Lo que importa es lo que se hace con ellas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
454:თითოეულს თავისებურად აქვს წარმოდგენილი სამოთხე. ჩემთვის კი სამოთხე ბავშვობიდან ასოცირდება ბიბლიოთეკასთან ~ Jorge Luis Borges
455:‎... que mientras dromimos aqui, estamos despiertos en otro lado y que asi cada hombre es de dos hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
456:Quienes dicen que el arte no debe propagar doctrinas suelen referirse a doctrinas contrarias a las suyas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
457:That one individual should awaken in another memories that belong to still a third is an obvious paradox. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
458:we are like the wizard who weaves a labyrinth and is forced to wander through it till the end of his days ~ Jorge Luis Borges
459:A system is nothing more than the subordination of all aspects of the universe to any one of such aspects. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
460:I don't think there's any essential difference, at least for me, between writing poetry and writing prose. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
461:I have been Homer; shortly, I shall be No One, like Ulysses; shortly, I shall be all men; I shall be dead. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
462:It may be that universal history is the history of the different intonations given a handful of metaphors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
463:It seemed incredible that this day, a day without warnings or omens, might be that of my implacable death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
464:Loneliness does not worry me; life is difficult enough, putting up with yourself and with your own habits. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
465:On lit ce qu'on aime, tandis qu'on écrit pas ce qu'on aimerait écrire, mais ce qu'on est capable d'écrire. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
466:So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
467:To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
468:If space is infinite, we may be at any point in space. If time is infinite, we may be at any point in time. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
469:It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
470:las pruebas de la muerte son estadísticas
y nadie hay que no corra el albur
de ser el primer inmortal ~ Jorge Luis Borges
471:Leer por lo pronto, es una actividad posterior a la de escribir: más resignada, más civil, más intelectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
472:Modificar el pasado no es modificar un solo hecho; es anular sus consecuencias, que tienden a ser infinitas ~ Jorge Luis Borges
473:En mi época no había Best-Sellers y no podíamos prostituírnos. No había quien comprara nuestra prostitución. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
474:Leer, por lo pronto, es una actividad posterior a la de escribir: más resignada, más civil, más intelectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
475:Me dijo que su libro se llamaba el Libro de Arena, porque ni el libro ni la arena tienen ni principio ni fin ~ Jorge Luis Borges
476:My father gave me free run of his library. When I think of my boyhood, I think in terms of the books I read. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
477:Nulla si edifica sulla pietra, tutto sulla sabbia, ma noi dobbiamo edificare come se la sabbia fosse pietra. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
478:Extrañaba muchísimo a sus amigos y sabía sin amargura que éstos no lo extrañaban, dada su invencible reserva. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
479:Todo lenguaje es un alfabeto de símbolos cuyo ejercicio presupone un pasado que los interlocutores comparten. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
480:We must not be too prodigal with our angels; they are the last divinities we harbor, and they might fly away. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
481:Cada lenguaje es una tradición, cada palabra, un símbolo; es baladí lo que un innovador es capaz de alterar... ~ Jorge Luis Borges
482:It seemed incredible to me that day without premonitions or symbols should be the one of my inexorable death . ~ Jorge Luis Borges
483:Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
484:Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
485:Manuel Flores va a morir,/
eso es moneda corriente;/
morir es una costumbre/
que sabe tener la gente. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
486:Para un verdadero poeta, cada momento de la vida, cada hecho, debería ser poético, ya que profundamente lo es. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
487:The Library is a sphere whose exact centre is any one of its hexagons and whose circumference is inaccessible. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
488:Un hombre se confunde, gradualmente, con la forma de su destino; un hombre es, a la larga, sus circunstancias. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
489:Each writer creates his precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
490:I came to abominate my body, I came to sense that two eyes, two hands, two lungs are as monstrous as two faces. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
491:With relief, with humiliation, with terror, he understood that he too was a mere appearance, dreamt by another. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
492:Andere mögen sich der Bücher rühmen, die sie geschrieben haben, mein Ruhm sind die Bücher, die ich gelesen habe. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
493:A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
494:His life, measured in space and time, will take up a mere few lines, which my ignorance will abbreviate further. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
495:I am not sure of anything, I know nothing . . . can you imagine that I don't even know the date of my own death? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
496:My name is someone & anyone. I walk slowly, like one who comes from so far away he doesn't expect to arrive. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
497:No one can read two thousand books. In the four hundred years I have lived, I've not read more than half a dozen ~ Jorge Luis Borges
498:Por muy basto que fuera el entendimiento de un hombre, siempre sería superior al de irracionales.
El inmortal ~ Jorge Luis Borges
499:Publicamos para não passar a vida a corrigir rascunhos. Quer dizer, a gente publica um livro para livrar-se dele ~ Jorge Luis Borges
500:Μετά από λίγο μαθαίνεις
την ανεπαίσθητη διαφορά ανάμεσα στο να κρατάς το χέρι
και να αλυσοδένεις μια ψυχή. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

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