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A list of the best Jorge Luis Borges quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Jorge Luis Borges quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Jorge Luis Borges quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Jorge Luis Borges should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Jorge Luis Borges quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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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

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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

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

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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

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The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. Jorge Luis Borges

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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

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The original is unfaithful to the translation. Jorge Luis Borges

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Democracy is an abuse of statistics. Jorge Luis Borges

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Life itself is a quotation. Jorge Luis Borges

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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

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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

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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