Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

The central fact of my life has been the existence of words and the possibility of weaving those words into poetry.

Jorge Luis Borges

The image of the Lord had been replaced by a mirror.

Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.

Jorge Luis Borges

I think I understood love better when I had no love.

Jorge Luis Borges

One is in love when one realizes that the other person is unique.

Jorge Luis Borges

Only that which is gone belongs to us.

Jorge Luis Borges

Let others brag about the pages they have written; I'm proud of those I've read.

Jorge Luis Borges

Let each one build their own cathedral. Why live from alien and ancient works of art?

Jorge Luis Borges

One must choose one's enemies carefully, as one ends up resembling them.

Jorge Luis Borges

Football [soccer] is popular because stupidity is popular.

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

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.

Jorge Luis Borges

Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.

Jorge Luis Borges

There is a flavor that our time (perhaps surfeited by the clumsy imitations of professional patriots) does not usually perceive without some suspicion: the fundamental flavor of the heroic.

Jorge Luis Borges

In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.

Jorge Luis Borges

The future is inevitable and precise, but it may not occur. God lurks in the gaps.

Jorge Luis Borges

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