What's attacking me now is a direct humanitarianism ...
Whatever I feel is felt against my will so that I can write that I felt it.
What’s in all this besides myself? Ah, but that, and that alone, is tedium. In all of this – the sky, the earth, the world – there is nothing at all but me!
When one writes a novel about grown people, he knows exactly where to stop - that is, with a marriage; but when he writes about juveniles, he must stop where he best can.
When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.
Whatever question arose, a swarm of these drones, without having finished their buzzing on a previous theme, flew over to the new one and by their hum drowned and obscured the voices of those who were disputing honestly.
When life does not find a singer to sing her heart, she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.
When you reach my age, you realize you couldn't have done things very much better or much worse than you did them in the first place.
Jorge Luis Borges
When the clocks of midnight squander a generous time, I will go further than Ulysses’ oarsmen to the realm of dreams, inaccessible to human nature. From that underwater region, I rescue fragments that I do not begin to understand.