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Jorge Luis Borges – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Jorge Luis Borges

 

Life and death have been lacking in my life.

– Jorge Luis Borges


To be immortal is commonplace except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.

– Jorge Luis Borges


The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.

– Jorge Luis Borges


To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.

– Jorge Luis Borges


Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

– Jorge Luis Borges


I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

– Jorge Luis Borges


Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

– Jorge Luis Borges


Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.

– Jorge Luis Borges


To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

– Jorge Luis Borges


Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

– Jorge Luis Borges


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