35 Inspirational Jorge Luis Borges Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Jorge Luis Borges Quotes On Success

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophers, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. Borges’ works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have been considered by some critics to mark the beginning of the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. His late poems converse with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil. Born in Buenos Aires, Borges later moved with his family to Switzerland in 1914, where he studied at the Collège de Genève. May these Jorge Luis Borges Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Each thing implies the universe.” Jorge Luis Borges

2. “Nothing is built on stone, all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.” Jorge Luis Borges

3. “When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.” Jorge Luis Borges

4. “Doubt is one of the names of intelligence.” Jorge Luis Borges

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

6. “The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream.” Jorge Luis Borges

7. “The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library, Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the book.” Jorge Luis Borges

8. “While we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another one.” Jorge Luis Borges

9. “Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty, more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy.” Jorge Luis Borges

10. “The future has no other reality than as present hope, and the past is no more than present memory.” Jorge Luis Borges

11. “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.” Jorge Luis Borges

12. “So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jorge Luis Borges

13. “We accept reality so readily – perhaps because we sense that nothing is real.” Jorge Luis Borges

14. “Creativity is suspended between memory and forgetting.” Jorge Luis Borges

15. “I have committed the worst of sins one can commit, I have not been happy.” Jorge Luis Borges

16. “What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.” Jorge Luis Borges

17. Truth never penetrates an unwilling mind.” Jorge Luis Borges

18. “Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark.” Jorge Luis Borges

19. “Of all man’s instruments, the most wondrous, no doubt, is the book. The other instruments are extensions of his body. The microscope, the telescope, are extensions of his sight, the telephone is the extension of his voice, then we have the plow and the sword, extensions of the arm. But the book is something else altogether: the book is an extension of memory and imagination.” Jorge Luis Borges

20. “Life itself is a quotation.” Jorge Luis Borges

21. “Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures.” Jorge Luis Borges

22. “Only in the present do things happen.” Jorge Luis Borges

23. “It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day.” Jorge Luis Borges

24. “The worst labyrinth is not that intricate form that can entrap us forever, but a single and precise straight line.” Jorge Luis Borges

25. “Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.” Jorge Luis Borges

26. “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

27. “In my next life I will try to commit more errors.” Jorge Luis Borges

28. “All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.” Jorge Luis Borges

29. “From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me.” Jorge Luis Borges

30. “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

31. “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved, all the cities I have visited.” Jorge Luis Borges

32. “If space is infinite, we may be at any point in space. If time is infinite, we may be at any point in time.” Jorge Luis Borges

33. “Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.” Jorge Luis Borges

34. “Any life, however long and complicated it may be, actually consists of a single moment, the moment when a man knows forever more who he is.” Jorge Luis Borges

35. “I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart, I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.” Jorge Luis Borges

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