Jorge Luis Borges Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jorge luis borges quotes, jorge luis borges sayings, and jorge luis borges proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures.      

Jorge Luis Borges

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.     

Jorge Luis Borges

It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Man's memory shapes Its own eden within.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.     

Jorge Luis Borges

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.     

Jorge Luis Borges

There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music     

Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.     

Jorge Luis Borges

There is nothing very remarkable about being immortal; with the exception of mankind, all creatures are immortal, for they know nothing of death. What is divine, terrible, and incomprehensible is to know oneself immortal.     

Jorge Luis Borges

The certainty that everything has already been written annuls us, or renders us phantasmal.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.     

Jorge Luis Borges

The tango is a direct expression of something that poets have often tried to state in words: the belief that a fight may be a celebration.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Doubt is one of the names of intelligence.     

Jorge Luis Borges

All theories are legitimate, no matter. What matters is what you do with them.     

Jorge Luis Borges

The original is unfaithful to the translation.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Being an agnostic means all things are possible, even God, even the Holy Trinity. This world is so strange that anything may happen, or may not happen. Being an agnostic makes me live in a larger, a more fantastic kind of world, almost uncanny. It makes me more tolerant.     

Jorge Luis Borges

Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality.     

Jorge Luis Borges

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible God.     

Jorge Luis Borges