Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

The poverty of yesterday was less squalid than the poverty we purchase with our industry today. Fortunes were smaller then as well.

Jorge Luis Borges

Time can't be measured in days the way money is measured in pesos and centavos, because all pesos are equal, while every day, perhaps every hour, is different.

Jorge Luis Borges

My advanced age has taught me the resignation of being Borges.

Jorge Luis Borges

I have sometimes suspected that the only thing that holds no mystery is happiness, because it is its own justification.

Jorge Luis Borges

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.

Jorge Luis Borges

Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.

Jorge Luis Borges

The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.

Jorge Luis Borges

Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality.

Jorge Luis Borges

Villari took no notice of them because the idea of a coincidence between art and reality was alien to him. Unlike people who read novels, he never saw himself as a character in a work of art.

Jorge Luis Borges

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

Jorge Luis Borges

His many years had reduced and polished him the way water smooths and polishes a stone or generations of men polish a proverb.

Jorge Luis Borges

The minotaur more than justifies the existence of the labyrinth.

Jorge Luis Borges

There's no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one.

Jorge Luis Borges

Besides, time, which despoils castles, enriches verses . . . Time broadens the scope of verses and I know of some which, like music, are everything for all men.

Jorge Luis Borges

Any life, however long and complicated it may be, actually consists of a single moment the moment when a man knows forever more who he is.

Jorge Luis Borges

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