Words matter. These are the best Jorge Luis Borges Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
In general, every country has the language it deserves.
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.
The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Life and death have been lacking in my life.