Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures. In one of them I am your enemy.

Jorge Luis Borges

I don't speak of revenge or forgiveness; forgetting is the only revenge and the only forgiveness.

Jorge Luis Borges

Reading ... is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.

Jorge Luis Borges

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

Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

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

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