Jorge Luis Borges

(24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986 / Buenos Aires / Argentina)

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  • ''Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life.''
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "The Postulation of Reality" ["La postulación de la realidad"] (1931), Discussion [Discusión] (1932).
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  • ''Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.''
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "The Secret Miracle," Ficciones (1944, trans. 1962). Of Jaromir Hladik.

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Simplicity

It opens, the gate to the garden
with the docility of a page
that frequent devotion questions
and inside, my gaze
has no need to fix on objects
that already exist, exact, in memory.
I know the customs and souls
and that dialect of allusions
that every human gathering goes weaving.
I've no need to speak
nor claim false privilege;
they know me well who surround me here,
know well my afflictions and weakness.
This is to reach the highest thing,
that Heaven perhaps will grant us:
not admiration or victory
but simply to be accepted
as part of an ...

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The Art Of Poetry

To gaze at a river made of time and water
And remember Time is another river.
To know we stray like a river
and our faces vanish like water.

To feel that waking is another dream
that dreams of not dreaming and that the death
we fear in our bones is the death
that every night we call a dream.

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