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Jorge Luis Borges
In truth, the Library includes all verbal structures, all variations permitted by the twenty-five orthographical symbols, but not a single example of absolute nonsense.

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

Jorge Luis Borges
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.

Jorge Luis Borges
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
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

Jorge Luis Borges
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.

Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

Jorge Luis Borges
Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face.

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