I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-07 (visit:613) - Jorge Luis Borges books library
You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:700) - Jorge Luis Borges
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:765) - Jorge Luis Borges
A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:450) - Jorge Luis Borges
Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:611) - Jorge Luis Borges heaven hell
A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. 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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:523) - Jorge Luis Borges art writing
Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: a poem demands pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. It remembers that it was first song.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:459) - Jorge Luis Borges
Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness: expanding in five hundred pages an idea that could be perfectly explained in a few minutes. A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer a summary, a commentary.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:549) - Jorge Luis Borges
호르헤 프란시스코 이시도로 루이스 보르헤스(스페인어: Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, 1899년 8월 24일 ~ 1986년 6월 14일)은 아르헨티나의 소설가이자 시인, 평론가이다.
연작 형태의 짤막한 이야기들로 구성된 독특한 소설 《픽션들》로 유명하다. 부에노스아이레스에서 태어나 1920년대에 '도시의 아방가르드(남아메리카에서 일어난 극단적인 모더니즘 운동)'를 주도했다. 1930년대에는 단편소설을 다양하게 발전시키는 등 주로 산문을 쓰면서 문학 세계의 영역을 확장해 나갔다. 이러한 노력은 작품집 《픽션들》(1940)과 《알렙》(1949)로 결실을 맺었다. 그는 시와 논픽션, 이야기체의 수필 등 여러 장르를 넘나드는 다양한 작품들을 발표했다. 후기 작품 중에서 《칼잡이들의 이야기》(1970)는 여러 가지 방법으로 이해할 수 있다는 점에서 많은 관심을 불러일으켰다.