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    “Today I will walk in the sun. I will simply walk in the sun.”

    ― Charles Bukowski, Screams from the Balcony

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    “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”

    ― Jorge Luis Borges

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    Mutations :: J. L. Borges

    I saw in a hall an arrow pointing the way and I thought that this inoffensive symbol had once been a thing of iron, an inescapable and fatal projectile that pierced the flesh of men and of lions and clouded the sun at Thermopolae and gave Harald Sigurdarson six feet of English earth forever.

    Some days later someone showed me a photograph of a Magyar horseman. A coiled lasso circled the breast of his mount. I learned that the lasso, which once whipped through the air and brought down the bulls of the prairie, was now nothing more than a haughty trapping of Sunday harness.

    In the west cemetery I saw a runic cross, chiseled in red marble. The arms curved as they widened out, and a circle encompassed them. That limited, circumscribed cross represented the other one, the free-armed cross, which in its turn represents the gallows where a god suffered, the “vile machine” railed at by Lucian of Samosata.

    Cross, lasso, and arrow–former tools of man, debased or exalted now to the status of symbols. Why should I marvel at them, when there is not a single thing on earth that oblivion does not erase or memory change, and when no one knows into what images he himself will be transmuted by the future.

    - Jorge Luis Borges, from Dreamtigers

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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?

    - Borges, Dreamtigers

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    Almost every man, unfortunately. Borges occasionally needed to get outside the vast environs of his ow mind but never quite managed.

    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    “Today I will walk in the sun. I will simply walk in the sun.”
    Just curious, what is it about this that makes you consider it memorable?

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    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

    ― Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

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