Quotes from Dreamtigers

Jorge Luis Borges ·  96 pages

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“What man of us has never felt, walking through the twilight or writing down a date from his past, that he has lost something infinite?”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“Man's memory shapes
Its own Eden within”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“أنا الذي كنت عدة أشخاص بلا طائل، أريد أن أكون شخصاً واحداً، أنا نفسي”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“He thought that the rose was to be found in its own eternity and not in his words; and that we may mention or allude to a thing, but not express it.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library. I feel, almost physically, the gravitation of the books, the enveloping serenity of order, time magically dessicated and preserved.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers



“The machinery of the world is far too complex for the simplicity of men.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“يؤدي التأمل بالذات الى التأمل بالآخر، والتعرف على الذات الى تضييعها في سلسلة الآخرين اللامتناهية”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“من منا، نحن الاثنين، يكتب الآن، عن أنا متعددة، وكآبة واحدة؟”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“It must be that I am not made to be a dead man, but these places and this discussion seem like a dream, and not a dream dreamed by me but by someone else still to be born.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“البداية هي النهاية بعينها. وإذا بحثت عن شيء وجدته في غيره لا في ذاته”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers



“ويبدو أنك تلاحظ وجود شيء ما يخصك، مثل برعم ينكسر نصف انكسارةٍ ويموت”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“(...) Un hombre se propone la tarea de dibujar el mundo. A lo largo de los años puebla un espacio con imágenes de provincias, de reinos, de montañas, de bahías, de naves, de islas, de peces, de habitaciones, de instrumentos, de astros, de caballos y de personas. Poco antes de morir, descubre que ese paciente laberinto de líneas traza la imagen de su cara.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“أن نعرف أننا نكفّ عن الوجود، تماماً كالنهر، وان وجوهنا تتلاشى، تماماً كالمياه”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“ما أرق تدرج الألوان، وما أطول السلسلة”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“لم ينعم النظر في مباهج الذاكرة.ثمة أشياء، في وسعها أن تملأ روحه تماماً الا انه شيئاً فشيئاً أفلَت منه العالم الجميل، لم تكن الليلة عامرة بالنجوم، والأرض تحت قدميه موضع شك. كان كل شيء يزداد نأياً وضبابية.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers



“دون عويلٍ أو غيظ، سيثلم الزمن حدّ أكثر السيوف بطولة”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“لم تكن الليلة عامرة بالنجوم، والأرض تحت قدميه موضع شك. كان كل شيء يزداد نأياً وضبابية”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“إذ توجدالأسطورة في أول الأدب، وتوجد في آخره أيضًا”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“Of all the books I have delivered to the presses, none, I think, is as personal as the straggling collection mustered for this hodgepodge, precisely because it abounds in reflections and interpolations.
Few things have happened to me, and I have read a great many. Or rather, few things have happened to me more worth remembering than Schopenhauer's thought or the music of England's words.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“God, in the dream, illumined the animal's brutishness and he understood the reasons, and accepted his destiny; but when he awoke there was only a dark resignation, a valiant ignorance, for the machinery of the world is far too complex for the simplicity of a wild beast.
Years later, Dante was dying in Ravenna, as unjustified and as lonely as any other man. In a dream, God declared to him the secret purpose of his life and work; Dante, in wonderment, knew at last who and what he was and blessed the bitterness of his life....upon waking, he felt that he had received and lost an infinite thing, something that he would not be able to recuperate or even glimpse, for the machinery of the world is much too complex for the simplicity of a man.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers



“In my soul the afternoon grows wider and I reflect.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“Tomorrow, in the fields of my kingdom, may you have a happy battle.
May your kingly hands be terrible in weaving the sword stuff.
May those opposing your sword become meat for the red swan.
May your many gods glut you with glory, may they glut you with blood.
Victorious may you be in the dawn, king who treads on Ireland.
Of your many days may none shine bright as tomorrow.
Because that day will be the last. I swear it to you, King Magnus.
For before its light is blotted, I shall vanquish you and blot you out, Magnus Barfod.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“Out of this city marched armies that seemed to be great, and afterwards were when glory had magnified them.
As the years went by, an occasional soldier returned, and with a foreign trace to his speech, told tales of what had happened to him in places called Ituzaingo or Ayacucho.
These things, now, are as if they had never been.

--"Martin Fierro”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“And so, as I sleep, some dream beguiles me, and suddenly I know I dream.
Then I think: this is a dream, a pure diversion of my will; now that I have unlimited power, I am going to create a tiger.

Oh incompetence! Never do my dreams engender the wild beast I longed for.
The tiger indeed appears, but stuffed or flimsy, or with impure variations of shape, or of an implausible size, or all too fleeting, or with a touch of the dog or bird.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers


“Little has happened to me in my lifetime, but I have read much.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, quote from Dreamtigers



About the author

Jorge Luis Borges
Born place: in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born date August 24, 1899
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