Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

A labyrinth of symbols... An invisible labyrinth of time.

Jorge Luis Borges

I thought that a man can be an enemy of other men, of the moments of other men, but not of a country: not of fireflies, words, gardens, streams of water, sunsets.

Jorge Luis Borges

I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars.

Jorge Luis Borges

I have known that thing the Greeks knew not uncertainty.

Jorge Luis Borges

Every man should be capable of all ideas and I understand that in the future this will be the case.

Jorge Luis Borges

My undertaking is not difficult, essentially... I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.

Jorge Luis Borges

The geometry of Tln comprises two somewhat different disciplines: the visual and the tactile. The latter corresponds to our own geometry and is subordinated to the first.

Jorge Luis Borges

In life, he suffered from a sense of unreality, as do many Englishmen.

Jorge Luis Borges

For one of those gnostics, the visible universe was an illusion or, more precisely, a sophism. Mirrors and fatherhood are abominable because they multiply it and extend it.

Jorge Luis Borges

One of the heresiarchs of Uqbar had stated that mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of man.

Jorge Luis Borges

I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia.

Jorge Luis Borges

The central problem of novel-writing is causality.

Jorge Luis Borges

He transforms all concepts into incommunicable, solidified objects. To refute him is to become contaminated with unreality.

Jorge Luis Borges

There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite.

Jorge Luis Borges

Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.

Jorge Luis Borges

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