Not a Mere Juggling of Words

Literature is not a mere juggling of words; what matters is what is left unsaid, or what may be read between the lines. Were it not for this deep inner feeling, literature would be no more than a game, and we all know that it can be much more than that.

– Jorge Luis Borges

Extracted from the book “Borges on Writing” published by E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. New York 1973, in an Appendix titled “The Writer’s Apprenticeship”.

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