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

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

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

- The Shape of the Sword ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
297:The word happiness exists in every language; it is plausible the thing itself exists. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
298:Todos nosotros llevamos nuestra humilde vida y además llevamos otra vida, imaginaria. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
299:Useless to tell myself that a dream
and the memory of yesterday are the same thing ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
300:When you come right down to it, opinions are the most superficial things about anyone ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
301:A writer always begins by being too complicated—he’s playing at several games at once. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
302:Every man should be capable of all ideas, and I believe that in the future he will be. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
303:Im merely a dreamer, and then a writer, and my happiest moments are when I'm a reader. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
304:I think of reading a book as no less an experience than travelling or falling in love. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
305:Jorge Luis Borges: “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” “The ~ Suzanne Kelman,
306:Para un hombre célibe entrado en años, el ofrecido amor es un don que ya no se espera. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
307:Translations are a partial and precious documentation of the changes the text suffers. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
308:Hay que tener cuidado al elegir a los enemigos porque uno termina pareciéndose a ellos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
309:I never reread what I've written. I'm far too afraid to feel ashamed of what I've done. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
310:I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a labyrinth with no center. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
311:Yo no hablo de venganzas ni perdones, el olvido es la única venganza y el único perdón. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
312:Hay quien busca el amor de una mujer para olvidarse de ella, para no pensar más en ella. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
313:Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
314:No mostré a nadie mi tesoro. A la dicha de poseerlo se agregó el temor de que lo robaran ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
315:Toda ficción es una impostura; lo que importa es sentir que ha sido soñada sinceramente. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
316:As the end approaches, there are no longer any images from memory - there are only words. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
317:As we all know, there is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
318:[Buenos Aires]
No nos une el amor sino el espanto.
Será por eso que la quiero tanto ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
319:Si vous traduisez Shakespeare, il faut traduire aussi librement que Shakespeare écrivait. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
320:Sometimes I suspect that good readers are even blacker and rarer swans than good writers. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
321:There are people who barely feel poetry, and they are generally dedicated to teaching it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
322:We are as ignorant of the meaning of the dragon as we are of the meaning of the universe. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
323:When the end draws near, there no longer remain any remembered images; only words remain. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
324:A volte penso che i buoni lettori siano cigni ancor più tenebrosi e rari dei buoni autori. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
325:es menos duro sobrellevar un acontecimiento espantoso que imaginarlo y aguardarlo sin fin, ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
326:Historical truth, for him, is not what has happened; it is what we judge to have happened. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
327:I've fixed my feelings into durable words
when they could have been spent on tenderness ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
328:Que otros se jacten de las páginas que han escrito; a mí me enorgullecen las que he leído. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
329:Recordé una broma de Schopenhauer y contesté: —A mí también. Podemos salir juntos los dos. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
330:Soy un hombre cobarde; no le dejé mi dirección, para eludir la angustia de esperar cartas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
331:That imminence of a revelation that is not yet produced, is perhaps the aesthetic reality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
332:There is no pleasure more complex than that of thought and we surrendered ourselves to it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
333:A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
334:Felices los amados y los amantes y los que pueden prescindir del amor. Felices los felices. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
335:If you're a writer you're bound to write something fine, at least now and then, off and on. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
336:It's enough that if I am rich in anything, it is in perplexities rather then in certaintes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
337:Os espelhos e a paternidade são abomináveis porque o multiplicam e o divulgam (o universo). ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
338:Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
339:The certainty that everything has already been written annuls us, or renders us phantasmal. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
340:Ya cumplidos los cuarenta años, todo cambio es un símbolo detectable del pasaje del tiempo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
341:Ya cumplidos los cuarenta años, todo cambio es un símbolo detestable del pasaje del tiempo; ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
342:Dilatar la vida de los hombres era dilatar su agonía y multiplicar el numero de sus muertes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
343:The possibilities of the art of combination are not infinite, but they tend to be frightful. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
344:I have no way of knowing whether the events that I am about to narrate are effects or causes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
345:Nothing is built on stone; All is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
346:Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
347:Si me quieren buscar, búsquenme en los libros. No los lean, por favor, si no obtienen placer. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
348:That is what always happens: we never know whether we are victors or whether we are defeated. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
349:The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
350:Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
351:Como todo poseedor de una biblioteca, Aureliano se sabía culpable de no conocerla hasta el fin ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
352:Hasta la hora del ocaso amarillo
Cuántas veces habré mirado
Al poderoso tigre de Bengala ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
353:In all fiction, when a man is faced with alternatives he chooses one at the expense of others. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
354:Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
355:Yo he escrito también algunos cuentos en los cuales traté ambiciosa e inultimente de ser Kafka ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
356:If a writer disbelieves what he is writing, then he can hardly expect his reader to believe it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
357:Many of the characters are fools and they're always playing tricks on me and treating me badly. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
358:Cervantes' text and Menard's are verbally identical; but the second is almost infinitely richer. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
359:If a writer disbelieves what he is writing, then he can hardly expect his readers to believe it. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
360:In its world, there are no names, nor past, nor future, only the sureness of the present moment. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
361:La lectura debe ser una de las formas de la felicidad y no se puede obligar a nadie a ser feliz. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
362:Marco Polo sabía que lo que imaginan los hombres no es menos real que lo que llaman la realidad. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
363:My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
364:I ask of any God, of any gods, that if they give immortality, I hope to be granted oblivion also. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
365:In spite of these three obstacles, Menard's fragmentary Quixote is more subtle than Cervantes'. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
366:Pensó que la felicidad, como el bien, es un atributo divino y que no deben usurparlo los hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
367:Reading . . . is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
368:We are our memory, we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes, that pile of broken mirrors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
369:I have no personal system of philosophy. I never attempt to do that. I am merely a man of letters. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
370:Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
371:Many of the characters are fools and they're always playing tricks on me
and treating me badly. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
372:The future has no other reality than as present hope, and the past is no more than present memory. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
373:There are countless men in the air, on land and at sea, and all that really happens happens to me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
374:Uno puede fingir muchas cosas, incluso la inteligencia. Lo que no se puede fingir es la felicidad. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
375:Yo agonicé con él, yo morí con él, yo de algún modo me he perdido con él; por eso, fui implacable. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
376:El tiempo no rehace lo que perdemos, la eternidad lo guarda para la gloria y también para el fuego. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
377:He wanted to dream a man; he wanted to dream him with minute integrity and insert him into reality. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
378:I prayed aloud, less to plead for divine favor than to intimidate the tribe with articulate speech. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
379:It's a shame that we have to choose between two such second-rate countries as the USSR and the USA. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
380:Time broadens the scope of verses and I know of some which, like music, are everything for all men. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
381:A mí se me hace cuento que empezó Buenos Aires:
La juzgo tan eterna como el agua y como el aire. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
382:The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
383:To think, analyze and invent are not anomalous acts, but the normal respiration of the intelligence. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
384:Es fama entre los etíopes que los monos deliberadamente no hablan para que no los obliguen a trabajar ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
385:I believe that in time we will have reached the point where we will deserve to be free of government. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
386:La imaginación está hecha de convenciones de la memoria. Si yo no tuviera memoria no podría imaginar. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
387:What I'm really concerned about is reaching one person. And that person may be myself for all I know. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
388:As a boy, I used to marvel that the letters in a closed book did not get scrambled and lost overnight. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
389:He was the solitary lucid spectator of a multiform, momentaneous, and almost unbearably precise world. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
390:Why a should a dream be any less real than this table. Or Macbeth be less real than today’s newspaper. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
391:Il libro non è un ente chiuso alla comunicazione: è una relazione, è un asse di innumerevoli relazioni. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
392:Pienso que la ficción está comprometida con su tiempo. Nosotros no tenemos por qué preocuparnos de eso. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
393:The things that are said in literature are always the same. What is important is the way they are said. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
394:We are our memory,
we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes,
that pile of broken mirrors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
395:El pasado es la sustancia de que el tiempo está hecho; por ello es que éste se vuelve pasado en seguida. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
396:In death we shall rediscover all the instants of our life and we shall freely combine them as in dreams. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
397:În vremea aceea,căutam înserările,mahalalele şi nefericirea;acum caut dimineţile,centrul şi seninătatea. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
398:Todas las teorías son legítimas y ninguna tiene importancia. Lo que importa es lo que se hace con ellas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
399:‎... que mientras dromimos aqui, estamos despiertos en otro lado y que asi cada hombre es de dos hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
400:Quienes dicen que el arte no debe propagar doctrinas suelen referirse a doctrinas contrarias a las suyas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
401:That one individual should awaken in another memories that belong to still a third is an obvious paradox. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
402: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,
403:A system is nothing more than the subordination of all aspects of the universe to any one of such aspects. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
404:I don't think there's any essential difference, at least for me, between writing poetry and writing prose. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
405: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,
406:It may be that universal history is the history of the different intonations given a handful of metaphors. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
407:It seemed incredible that this day, a day without warnings or omens, might be that of my implacable death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
408:Loneliness does not worry me; life is difficult enough, putting up with yourself and with your own habits. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
409: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,
410:So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
411:To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
412: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,
413: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,
414:las pruebas de la muerte son estadísticas
y nadie hay que no corra el albur
de ser el primer inmortal ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
415:Leer por lo pronto, es una actividad posterior a la de escribir: más resignada, más civil, más intelectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
416:Modificar el pasado no es modificar un solo hecho; es anular sus consecuencias, que tienden a ser infinitas ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
417:En mi época no había Best-Sellers y no podíamos prostituírnos. No había quien comprara nuestra prostitución. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
418:Leer, por lo pronto, es una actividad posterior a la de escribir: más resignada, más civil, más intelectual. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
419: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,
420: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,
421:Nulla si edifica sulla pietra, tutto sulla sabbia, ma noi dobbiamo edificare come se la sabbia fosse pietra. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
422:Extrañaba muchísimo a sus amigos y sabía sin amargura que éstos no lo extrañaban, dada su invencible reserva. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
423:Todo lenguaje es un alfabeto de símbolos cuyo ejercicio presupone un pasado que los interlocutores comparten. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
424:We must not be too prodigal with our angels; they are the last divinities we harbor, and they might fly away. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
425:Cada lenguaje es una tradición, cada palabra, un símbolo; es baladí lo que un innovador es capaz de alterar... ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
426:It seemed incredible to me that day without premonitions or symbols should be the one of my inexorable death . ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
427:Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
428:Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
429:Manuel Flores va a morir,/
eso es moneda corriente;/
morir es una costumbre/
que sabe tener la gente. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
430:Para un verdadero poeta, cada momento de la vida, cada hecho, debería ser poético, ya que profundamente lo es. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
431:The Library is a sphere whose exact centre is any one of its hexagons and whose circumference is inaccessible. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
432:Un hombre se confunde, gradualmente, con la forma de su destino; un hombre es, a la larga, sus circunstancias. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
433:Each writer creates his precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
434: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,
435:With relief, with humiliation, with terror, he understood that he too was a mere appearance, dreamt by another. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
436:Andere mögen sich der Bücher rühmen, die sie geschrieben haben, mein Ruhm sind die Bücher, die ich gelesen habe. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
437:A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
438:His life, measured in space and time, will take up a mere few lines, which my ignorance will abbreviate further. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
439: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,
440: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,
441: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,
442:Por muy basto que fuera el entendimiento de un hombre, siempre sería superior al de irracionales.
El inmortal ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
443:Publicamos para não passar a vida a corrigir rascunhos. Quer dizer, a gente publica um livro para livrar-se dele ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
444:Con alivio, con humillación, con terror, comprendió que él también era una apariencia, que otro estaba soñándolo. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
445:The worst labyrinth is not that intricate form that can entrap us forever, but a single and precise straight line ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
446:We took out our heavy revolvers (all of a sudden there were revolvers in the dream) and joyfully killed the Gods. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
447:Yalnızlık mükemmel, hatta biraz saldırgandı ve Dahlmann yalnızca güneye değil geçmişe yol aldığını düşünebilirdi. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
448:I tada, kao i danas, svet beše surov; samo su ga srčani mogli proputovati, ali i bednici, koji se na sve priviknu. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
449:The mathematical sciences wield their particular language made of digits and signs, no less subtle than any other. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
450:Un atributo de lo infernal es la irrealidad, un atributo que parece mitigar sus terrores y que los agrava tal vez. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
451:A página de perfeição, a página na qual nenhuma palavra pode ser alterada sem prejuízo, é a mais precária de todas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
452:a ti también, en otras playas de oro,
te aguarda incorruptible tu tesoro:
la vasta y vaga y necesaria muerte. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
453:[...] despertaba ese incompatible rencor que sólo causan la inteligencia, la gracia y la pedantería francesas [...] ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
454:God must not engage in theology. The writer must not destroy by human reasonings the faith that art requires of us. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
455:Hay quienes hablan un idioma con muchas eses, que ha de ser español, puesto que quienes lo hablan son despreciados. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
456:If the characters of a fictional work can be readers or spectators, we, its readers or spectators, can be fictions. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
457:Me pregunto si la identidad personal consiste precisamente en la posesión de ciertos recuerdos que nunca se olvidan ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
458:... soy dios, soy héroe, soy filósofo, soy demonio y soy mundo, lo cual es una fatigosa manera de decir que no soy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
459:The central fact of my life has been the existence of words and the possibility of weaving those words into poetry. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
460:Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
461: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,
462:Since then my loneliness does not pain me, because I know my redeemer lives and he will finally rise above the dust. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
463:Dormir es distraerse del universo, y la distracción es difícil para quien sabe que lo persiguen con espadas desnudas. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
464:Mir Bahadur Alí, lo hemos visto, es incapaz de soslayar la más burda de las tentaciones del arte: la de ser un genio. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
465:No hables al menos que puedas mejorar el silencio. (Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.) —Jorge Luis Borges ~ Guy Kawasaki,
466:Omul ajunge să se confunde, treptat, cu forma destinului său; cu vremea, el se suprapune circumstanțelor vieții sale. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
467:Every so many years, he went to England to visit—judging by the photographs he showed us—a sundial and some oak trees. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
468:Secili percaktohet pergjithnje ne nje cast te percaktuar te jetes dhe ky eshte casti kur ai gjendet perballe vetvetes. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
469:Voiko se kuolla? Kaikella, mikä kuolee, on ollut jonkinlainen päämäärä, jonkinlainen työ, joka on raastanut sen rikki- ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
470:Words, displaced and mutilated words, words of others, were the poor pittance left him by the hours and the centuries. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
471:Ateşi düşündüm, ama sonsuz bir kitabın yakılmasının da sonsuz olmasından ve yeryüzünü dumanıyla boğabilmesinden ürktüm. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
472: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,
473:If honor and wisdom and happiness are not for me, let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my place be in hell. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
474:I have sometimes suspected that the only thing that holds no mystery is happiness, because it is its own justification. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
475:In Spanish it is very difficult to make things flow, because words are over-long. But in English, you have light words. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
476:Mir Bahadur Ali is, as we have seen, incapable of evading the most vulgar of art's temptations: that of being a genius. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
477:Poetry is not the books in the library. Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
478:Timpul nu reface ceea ce pierdem, veşnicia păstrează totul pentru slava ei sau pentru a-l încredinţa focului mistuitor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
479:Toda esa tristeza del tango es lo que ha llevado a gente a afirmar que el tango es «un pensamiento triste que se baila» ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
480:Cuando era joven, me atraían los atardeceres, los arrabales y la desdicha; ahora, las mañanas del centro y la serenidad. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
481:I am not certain whether I ever believed in the City of the Immortals; I think the task of finding it was enough for me. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
482:There is no intellectual exercise that is not ultimately pointless.

- Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
483:But if a book is tedious to you, don’t read it; that book was not written for you. Reading should be a form of happiness, ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
484:comprendí que el incesante y vasto universo ya se apartaba de ella y que ese cambio era el primero de una serie infinita. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
485:... la peor de las faltas un una traducción no es traducir mal una palabra, sino traducir mal el tono o la voz del autor. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
486:Mi empresa no es difícil, esencialmente. Me bastaría ser inmortal para llevarla a cabo." Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
487:Yo, que me figuraba el Paraíso / Bajo la especie de una biblioteca. I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
488:......Hudson says that many times in his life he undertook the study of metaphysics, but happiness always interrupted him. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
489:Llegué a abominar de mi cuerpo, llegué a sentir que dos ojos, dos manos, dos pulmones, son tan monstruosos como dos caras. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
490:Omettere sempre una parola, ricorrere a metafore inette e a perifrasi evidenti, é forse il modo piú enfatico di indicarla. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
491:The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
492:Tlön será un laberinto, pero es un laberinto urdido por hombres, un
laberinto destinado a que lo descifren los hombres. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
493:Borelius inquires mockingly: “Why didn’t he renounce his renunciation? Or renounce the idea of renouncing his renunciation? ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
494:God moves the player, and he, the piece.
Which god behind God begets the plot
Of dust and time and dream and agonies. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
495:L'esecutore di un'impresa atroce immagini di averla già compiuta, si imponga un futuro che sia irrevocabile come il passato ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
496:Nuestros actos prosiguen su camino,
Que no conoce término.
Maté a mi rey para que Shakespeare
Urdiera su tragedia. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
497:I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left... ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
498:I read Borges, Jorge Luis Borges. He think he too good for me, but I love him . . . he was a blind man who see better than anyone ~ Sheridan Hay,
499:The dictionary is based on the hypothesis -- obviously an unproven one -- that languages are made up of equivalent synonyms. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
500:Dios mueve al jugador, y éste, la pieza.
¿Qué dios detrás de Dios la trama empieza
de polvo y tiempo y sueño y agonías? ~ Jorge Luis Borges,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)



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   9 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jorge Luis Borges


   2 Selected Fictions


Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text), #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  object:Book of Imaginary Beings (text)
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  class:chapter
  --
  
  Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in
  and was educated in Europe. One of the major
  --
  
  Jorge Luis Borges
  with Margarita Guerrero
  --
  Copyright Editorial Kier, S.A., Buenos Aires,
  Translation copyright Jorge Luis Borges and
  Norman Thomas di Giovanni,

The_Aleph, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  translator:Norman Thomas Di Giovanni

The_Book_of_Sand, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  The Book of Sand

The_Circular_Ruins, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
   The Circular Ruins
  Jorge Luis Borges
  No one saw him disembark in the unanimous night, no one saw the bamboo canoe sink into the sacred mud, but in a few days there was no one who did not know that the taciturn man came from the South and that his home had been one of those numberless villages upstream in the deeply cleft side of the mountain, where the Zend language has not been contaminated by Greek and where leprosy is infrequent. What is certain is that the grey man kissed the mud, climbed up the bank with pushing aside (probably, without feeling) the blades which were lacerating his flesh, and crawled, nauseated and bloodstained, up to the circular enclosure crowned with a stone tiger or horse, which sometimes was the color of flame and now was that of ashes. This circle was a temple which had been devoured by ancient fires, profaned by the miasmal jungle, and whose god no longer received the homage of men. The stranger stretched himself out beneath the pedestal. He was awakened by the sun high overhead. He was not astonished to find that his wounds had healed; he closed his pallid eyes and slept, not through weakness of flesh but through determination of will. He knew that this temple was the place required for his invincible intent; he knew that the incessant trees had not succeeded in strangling the ruins of another propitious temple downstream which had once belonged to gods now burned and dead; he knew that his immediate obligation was to dream. Toward midnight he was awakened by the inconsolable shriek of a bird. Tracks of bare feet, some figs and a jug warned him that the men of the region had been spying respectfully on his sleep, soliciting his protection or afraid of his magic. He felt a chill of fear, and sought out a sepulchral niche in the dilapidated wall where he concealed himself among unfamiliar leaves.

The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_1, #Selected Fictions, #Jorge Luis Borges , #unset
  object:The Garden of Forking Paths 1
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  class:short story

The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_2, #Selected Fictions, #Jorge Luis Borges , #unset
  object:The Garden of Forking Paths 2
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  class:short story

The_House_of_Asterion, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borge
  DESC

The_Immortal, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  --- DESC
  --
  
  Jorge Luis Borges
    Solomon saith: There is no new thing upon the earth. So that as Plato had an imagination, that all knowledge was but remembrance; so Solomon giveth his sentence, that all novelty is but oblivion.

The_Library_Of_Babel_2, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  translator:Andrew Hurley
  --
  FICTIONS
  Jorge Luis Borges
  TR!\SLATED

The_Library_of_Babel, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  The Library of Babel, by Jorge Luis Borges (1941)
  By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 23 letters...

The_Lottery_in_Babylon, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  
  --
  The Lottery in Babylon
  Jorge Luis Borges
  Like all men of Babylon, I have been proconsul; like them all, a slave; I have also known omnipotence, opprobrium, incarceration. Look: on my right hand is missing my index finger. Look: through this rent cape can be seen on my stomach a ruddy tattoo - it is the second symbol, Beth. On nights when the moon is full, this symbol confers unto me power over the men whose mark is Ghimel while rendering me subject to the men of Aleph, who on moonless nights must obey the men of Ghimel. In a cellar in the half-light of dawn, I have slit before a black altar the throats of sacred bulls. For an entire lunar year, I have been declared invisible: I would cry out and no one would respond, I would steal bread and I was not beheaded. I have known what the Greeks knew not: uncertainty. In a brass chamber, before the strangler's silencing scarf, hope has remained faithful; in the river of delights, panic stood steadfast. Heraclides Ponticus relates with admiration that Pythagoras recalled having been Pyrrhus, before him Euphorbus, and before him some other mortal; to recall analogous vicissitudes I need not find recourse in death, nor even imposture.

The_Zahir, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  class:chapter
  author class:Jorge Luis Borges
  The Zahir

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