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.
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.
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.
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.
Life itself is a quotation.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
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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