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Jorge Luis Borges

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

— Jorge Luis Borges

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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


Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.

— Jorge Luis Borges

#reading #writers #read

I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.

— Jorge Luis Borges


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

— Jorge Luis Borges

#time #love

I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart, I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.

— Jorge Luis Borges


Reality is not always probable, or likely.

— Jorge Luis Borges

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Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.

— Jorge Luis Borges

#heaven #hell #men

Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism.

— Jorge Luis Borges

#literature #reading #emotion

When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.

— Jorge Luis Borges

#death #literature #reading #words #death

About Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

Did you know about Jorge Luis Borges?

Borges was overjoyed and joined demonstrators marching through the streets of Buenos Aires. The Argentine Declaration of Independence in 1816 led to waves of immigration from Europe Asia and the Middle East and in the following decades and the Argentine national identity diversified. For a time Argentinians hesitated to wear band aids for fear friends would ask 'Did the atomic bomb go off in your hand?' A shame because Argentina really has world class scientists.

Borges himself was fluent in several languages. On his return to Argentina in 1921 Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature".

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