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Jorge Luis Borges
(1899-1986) born on
Aug 24
Argentine poet, short-story writer. He was leader of modernist Ultraist literary movement in S. America combining surrealism and imagism.
         
   
F
Life itself is a quotation.

R
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
A
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
N
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
K
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Heard by Jean Baudrillard at a lecture given in Paris. In Baudrillard, "Cool Memories," ch. 5, 1987.
R: Ficciones," 'The Babylonian Lottery'
A: Referring to Henley's translation of Beckford's Vathek. Sobre el 'Vathek' de William Beckford."
N: From "Ashleys" collection of quotations found on the Internet
K: "Dreamtigers," "Dead Men's Dialogue," 1964.
   


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