Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

Imprecision is tolerable and verisimilar in literature, because we always tend towards it in life.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "The Postulation of Reality" ["La postulación de la realidad"] (1931), Discussion [Discusión] (1932).
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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 (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "The Secret Miracle," Ficciones (1944, trans. 1962). Of Jaromir Hladik.
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Music, feelings of happiness, mythology, faces worn by time, certain twilights and certain places, want to tell us something, or they told us something that we should not have missed, or they are about to tell us something; this imminence of a revelation that is not produced is, perhaps, the esthetic event.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "The Wall and the Books" ["La muralla y los libros" (1950)], Other Inquisitions [Otras inquisiciones] (1952).
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