Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life.

Jorge Luis Borges

Life and death have been lacking in my life.

Jorge Luis Borges

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

Jorge Luis Borges

I will pause to consider this eternity from which the subsequent ones derive.

Jorge Luis Borges

Reality is not always probable, or likely. But if you're writing a story, you have to make it as plausible as you can, because if not, the reader's imagination will reject it.

Jorge Luis Borges

Time carries him as the river carries A leaf in the downstream water. No matter. The enchanted one insists And shapes God with delicate geometry. Since his illness, since his birth, He goes on constructing God with the word. The mightiest love was granted him Love that does not expect to be loved.

Jorge Luis Borges

Life itself is a quotation.

Jorge Luis Borges

The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.

Jorge Luis Borges

I have committed the worst sin that can be committed. I have not been happy.

Jorge Luis Borges

Doubt is one of the names of intelligence.

Jorge Luis Borges

There are people who barely feel poetry, and they are generally dedicated to teaching it.

Jorge Luis Borges

The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . . . Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.

Jorge Luis Borges

Being conservative is a way of being skeptic.

Jorge Luis Borges

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

Jorge Luis Borges

When one confesses to an act, one ceases to be an actor in it and becomes its witness, becomes a man that observes and narrates it and no longer the man that performed it.

Jorge Luis Borges

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