Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

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

The original is unfaithful to the translation.

Jorge Luis Borges

May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell.

Jorge Luis Borges

The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings.

Jorge Luis Borges

The earth we inhabit is an error, an incompetent parody. Mirrors and paternity are abominable because they multiply and affirm it.

Jorge Luis Borges

Your unforgivable sins do not allow you to see my splendor.

Jorge Luis Borges

Mir Bahadur Ali is, as we have seen, incapable of evading the most vulgar of art's temptations: that of being a genius.

Jorge Luis Borges

The vast ineptitude of his pretense would be a convincing proof that this was no fraud.

Jorge Luis Borges

That one individual should awaken in another memories that belong to still a third is an obvious paradox.

Jorge Luis Borges

Wilde was not a great poet nor a consummate prose writer. He was a very astute Irishman who encompassed in epigrams an esthetic credo which others before him scattered in the space of long pages. He was an enfant terrible.

Jorge Luis Borges

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