Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
Jorge Luis Borges
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
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