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Jorge Luis Borges’ “Labyrinths” Quotes (6 Quotes)


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  • I know what the Greeks do not know, incertitude.
    (Jorge Luis Borges, "Labyrinths")

  • My taste runs to hourglasses, maps, seventeenth-century typefaces, etymologies, the taste of coffee, and the prose of Robert Louis Stevenson.
    (Jorge Luis Borges, "Labyrinths")

  • Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.
    (Jorge Luis Borges, "Labyrinths")

  • We can handle all European themes, handle them without superstition, with an irreverence which can have, and already does have, fortunate consequences.
    (Jorge Luis Borges, "Labyrinths")

  • 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.
    (Jorge Luis Borges, "Labyrinths")


  • With relief, with humiliation, with terror, he understood that he too was a mere appearance, dreamt by another.
    (Jorge Luis Borges, "Labyrinths")


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