Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

Most popular Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

Life itself is a quotation.
— Jorge Luis Borges
Rereading, not reading, is what counts.
— Jorge Luis Borges

reading re-reading

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.

writing

All literature is, finally, autobiographical.

literature

What a writer wants to do is not what he does.
— Jorge Luis Borges

writing

I had always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.

libraries

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
— Jorge Luis Borges

religion

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
— Jorge Luis Borges

libraries

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

love

The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.
— Jorge Luis Borges

romantic

The night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.

books

It is known that whistler when asked how long it took him to paint one of his nocturnes answered; 'All of my life'