Jorge Luis Borges

Buenos Aires / Argentina
Jorge Luis Borges
Buenos Aires / Argentina

Quotes

11 November 2014
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
11 November 2014
That one individual should awaken in another memories that belong to still a third is an obvious paradox.
11 November 2014
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
11 November 2014
Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.
11 November 2014
Every writer "creates" his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
11 November 2014
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
11 November 2014
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
11 November 2014
In the course of a life devoted less to living than to reading, I have verified many times that literary intentions and theories are nothing more than stimuli and that the final work usually ignores or even contradicts them.
11 November 2014
In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.
11 November 2014
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.

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