Jorge Luis Borges

Argentine writer, essayist, poet and translator (1899–1986)

Jorge Luis Borges (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986) was an Argentine writer.

Borges in the Hotel Beaux, Paris, 1969

Sourced quotes

  • “To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.”[1]
Simple: Dying for a religion is easier than living it completely.
  • “Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.”[2]
Simple: Writing is only a guided dream.


  1. "Deutsches Requiem" as translated by Julian Palley (1958)
  2. Preface to Dr. Brodie's Report [El informe de Brodie] (1970)

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