Jorge Luis Borges Quotes (31 quotes)
Jorge Luis Borges
In his life Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here. Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is. 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. Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety. My undertaking is not difficult, essentially.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. Don't talk unless you can improve the silence. While we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another one. I believe books will never disappear. It is impossible for it to happen.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "jorge-luis-borges" Showing of Unconcerned, I went back to sleep; I dreamed that I woke up and there were two grains of sand. Again I slept; I dreamed that now there were three. Thus the grains of sand multiplied, little by little, until they filled the cell and I was dying beneath that hemisphere of sand. I realized that I was dreaming; with a vast effort I woke myself.
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Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. We feel poetry as we feel the closeness of a woman, or as we feel a mountain or a bay. If we feel it immediately, why dilute it with other words, which no doubt will be weaker than our feelings? The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy. I think nowadays, while literary men seem to have neglected their epic duties, the epic has been saved for us, strangely enough, by the Westerns.