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Engrave this Quote The art of writing is mysterious; the opinions we hold are ephemeral , and I prefer the Platonic idea of the Muse to that of Poe, who reasoned, or feigned to reason, that the writing of a poem is an act of the intelligence. It never fails to amaze me that the classics hold a romantic theory of poetry, and a romantic poet a classical theory.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Engrave this Quote It is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an expression or a series of expressions, but literally a volume, a prism with six rectangular sides made of thin sheets of papers which should include a cover, an inside cover, an epigraph in italics, a preface, nine or ten parts with some verses at the beginning, a table of contents, an ex libris with an hourglass and a Latin phrase, a brief list of errata, some blank pages, a colophon and a publication notice: objects that are known to constitute the art of writing.
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-Jorge Luis Borges, cited in A biographical study of a poet of Buenos Aires by Evaristo Carriego, 1930
Engrave this Quote A writer needs loneliness, and he gets his share of it. He needs love, and he gets shared and also unshared love. He needs friendship. In fact, he needs the universe. To be a writer is, in a sense, to be a day-dreamer - to be living a kind of double life.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Books
Engrave this Quote Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Conversation
Engrave this Quote We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Discovery
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Flattery
Engrave this Quote The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
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Innovation
Engrave this Quote The original is unfaithful to the translation.
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Leadership
Engrave this Quote One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Libraries
Engrave this Quote In truth, the Library includes all verbal structures, all variations permitted by the twenty-five orthographical symbols, but not a single example of absolute nonsense.
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Engrave this Quote I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Love
Engrave this Quote To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Memory
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Procrastination
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Proverbial Wisdom
Engrave this Quote Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Quotations
Engrave this Quote Life itself is a quotation.
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Reality
Engrave this Quote Reality is not always probable, or likely.
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-Jorge Luis Borges
Suicide
Engrave this Quote Not a single star will be left in the night. The night will not be left. I will die and, with me, the weight of the intolerable universe. I shall erase the pyramids, the medallions, the continents and faces. I shall erase the accumulated past. I shall make dust of history, dust of dust. Now I am looking on the final sunset. I am hearing the last bird. I bequeath nothingness to no one.
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Time
Engrave this Quote Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
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Travel
Engrave this Quote Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face.
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-Jorge Luis Borges

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