Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.

Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

Jorge Luis Borges

Reality is not always probable, or likely.

Jorge Luis Borges

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

Jorge Luis Borges

Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

Jorge Luis Borges

He constructed a vast labyrinthine of periods, made impassable by the piling-up of clauses upon clauses--clauses in which oversight and bad grammar seemed manifestations of disdain.

Jorge Luis Borges

The time for your labor has been granted.

Jorge Luis Borges

Thus fought the heroes, tranquil their admirable hearts, violent their swords, resigned to kill and to die.

Jorge Luis Borges

Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy.

Jorge Luis Borges

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.

Jorge Luis Borges

In general, every country has the language it deserves.

Jorge Luis Borges

I have always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

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
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