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Quotations by author » Jorge Luis Borges
Argentinian Poet and Essayist, 1899-1986
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...the image of the Lord had been replaced by a mirror.
ArroganceHeresyMankindReligion
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
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Death (or its allusion) makes men precious and pathetic. They are moving because of their phantom condition; every act they execute may be their last; there is not a face that is not on the verge of dissolving like a face in a dream.
Death
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Democracy
Every writer ''creates'' his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
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Everything Is Illuminated
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I am almost sure to be blotted out by death, but sometimes I think it is not impossible that I may continue to live in some other manner after my physical death.... Or, as Hamlet wonders, what dreams will come when we leave this body?
Death
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.
Solitude
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Libraries
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
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In general, every country has the language it deserves.
Language
Life itself is a quotation.
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Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
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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.
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Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.
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My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
Immortality
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone
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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.
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Reality is not always probable, or likely.
Reality
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