Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
Jorge Luis Borges
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
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.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
Life itself is a quotation.
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.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
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