Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

- Notable Jorge Luis Borges Quotes Index -

Born: August 24, 1899, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Birth Country: Argentina
Died: Geneva, Switzerland, June 14, 1986
Occupation: Author

1.
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

2.
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

3.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

4.
Life and death have been lacking in my life.
- Jorge Luis Borges

5.
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
- Jorge Luis Borges

6.
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

7.
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

8.
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

9.
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

10.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
- Jorge Luis Borges

11.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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