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“And yet, and yet—to
deny the succession of time, to deny the self, to deny the universe,
are measures of outward despair and inner consolation. Our lot...
is not terrible because it is unreal; it is terrible because it is irreversible...
Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river that bears
me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that ravages me, but I am
the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. The world,
alas, is real.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, Borges and