No one can read two thousand books. In the four hundred years I have lived, I've not read more than half a dozen.

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Argentinian

Some suggestions for you :

Time is living me.

Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.

In a riddle whose answer is chess, what is the only prohibited word?

I believe that in time we will have reached the point where we will deserve to be free of government.

In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects.

Azevedo Bandeira is an expert in the art of progressive intimidation, in the satanic maneuver of gradually humiliating his interlocutor by combining verities and gibes.

Unappreciated because too many of his [Rudyard Kipling's] peers were socialists.

After forty, every change becomes a symbol of time's passing.

Art is fire plus algebra.

Like all the men of Babylon, I have been proconsul; like all, I have been a slave. I have known omnipotence, ignominy, imprisonment.

Whatever one man does, it is as if all men did it. For that reason, it is not unfair that one disobedience in a garden should contaminate all humanity; for that reason it is not unjust that the crucifixion of a single Jew should be sufficient to save it.

I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a labyrinth with no center.

The thought came over me that never would one full and absolute moment, containing all the others, justify my life, that all of my instants would be provisional phases, annihilators of the past turned to face the future, and that beyond the episodic, the present, the circumstantial, we were nobody.

There is nothing in the world that is not mysterious, but the mystery is more evident in certain things than in others: in the sea, in the eyes of the elders, in the color yellow, and in music.