Quotation by Jorge Luis Borges

In the course of a life devoted less to living than to reading, I have verified many times that literary intentions and theories are nothing more than stimuli and that the final work usually ignores or even contradicts them.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), Argentinian author. "Nathaniel Hawthorne," Other Inquisitions [Otras inquisiciones] (1952).
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