Jorge Luis Borges was a celebrated Argentine short-story writer, poet and essayist whose most notable books include El Aleph (The Aleph and Other Stories),Ficciones and Historia universal de la infamia (A Universal History of Infamy). He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Spanish-language literature.
He was married twice. His first marriage was to Elsa Helena Astete Millan from 1967 to 1970. In 1986, a few months before he died, he got married to his personal assistant Maria Kodama. None of his marriages produced any children.
Throughout his life, he gathered numerous awards and honors for his works, including the Cervantes Prize and the French Legion of Honor in 1980 and 1983 respectively.
He became totally blind when he was about 55 years old.
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.Jorge Luis Borges
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.Jorge Luis Borges
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.Jorge Luis Borges
Life and death have been lacking in my life.Jorge Luis Borges
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.Jorge Luis Borges
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.Jorge Luis Borges
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.Jorge Luis Borges
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.Jorge Luis Borges
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
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.Jorge Luis Borges
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges
was a famous Argentine writer,
who was born on
August 24, 1899. As a person born on this date, Jorge Luis Borges is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 24) and the 7th most popular for the year (1899).
People born on August 24
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Jorge Luis Borges is the 317th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Jorge Luis Borges' birthday, Jorge Luis Borges is the 4th most famous Argentine and ranks 45th in famous people born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In general, Jorge Luis Borges ranks as the 3659th
most popular famous person, and the 92nd most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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