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Jose Luis Borges quotes

1899 - 1986, Argentine author

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
Jorge Luis Borges

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

You can't measure time by days, the way you measure money by dollars and cents, because
dollars are all the same while every day is different and maybe every hour as well.
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

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

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

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
Jorge Luis Borges

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.
Jorge Luis Borges

Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges

Of course, like all young men, I tried to be as unhappy as I could - a kind of Hamlet and
Raskolnikov rolled into one.
Jorge Luis Borges

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

Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low
voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: A poem demands
pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
Jorge Luis Borges

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.
Jorge Luis Borges

Reality is not always probable, or likely.
Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
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

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