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 :: 1899-1986, Argentinean Author

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Every writer ''creates'' his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Writers and Writing]

 

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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.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Night]

 

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Life itself is a quotation.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Quotations]

 

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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 - [Writers and Writing]

 

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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.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Literature]

 

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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.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Influence]

 

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The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Posterity]

 

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The original is unfaithful to the translation.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Originality]

 

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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.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Procrastination]

 

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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.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Time and Time Management]

 

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To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
~ Jorge Luis Borges - [Love]

 

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