Celebrate Jorge Luis Borges, Inspiring Writer

Today, celebrate Jorge Luis Borges with us. The Argentine writer would have been 115 today, if he had lived, but some of his writings from 80 years ago foretold some of the modern realities we see today. Some have even said that Borges foresaw the internet.

Jorge Luis Borges is famous for his bizarre and fantastic stories and was also a poet, an essayist-philosopher, a scholar-librarian, and a teacher. Borges started the genre of “magical realism,” a genre where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise mundane, realistic environment.


Perhaps one of Latin America’s greatest writers, many view it as an injustice that he died without having received a Nobel Prize for literature. Writers like Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez count Borges as one of their literary inspirations.

To celebrate Jorge Luis Borges, his legacy and inspirational literary genius on his birthday, we’ve shared a quote we find as one of his most insightful.

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