"Yet the human heart is an invisible and dreadful being."
"There is no truth; if there were, it could not be known; if known, it could not be communicated."
"Dreams, symbols, and images pierce the day; a disorder of imaginary worlds flows incessantly into this world; our own childhood is as undecipherable as Persepolis or Uxmal."
—Jorge Luis Borges
"Oh, that silver and ebony inkstand with a deer, a fawn and the inkstands formed with stumps of trees all in chased silver—it did not look like what it was, it was lovely."