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
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
In art nothing is more secondary than the author's intentions.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
I reread these negative remarks and realize that I do not know whether music can despair of music or marble of marble. I do know that literature is an art that can foresee the time when it will be silenced, an art that can become inflamed with its own virtue, fall in love with its own decline, and court its own demise.
We are as ignorant of the meaning of the dragon as we are of the meaning of the universe.