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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.
Life itself is a quotation.

I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
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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