Adolfo Bioy Casares Quotes

Adolfo Bioy Casares (Spanish pronunciation: [a?ðolfo ??joi ka?sa?es]; September 15, 1914 – March 8, 1999) was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator. He was a friend and frequent collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, and is the author of the fantastic fiction novel The Invention of Morel

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Adolfo Bioy Casares


Perhaps we always want the person we love, to have the existence of a ghost.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


... to his efforts to perpetuate man: but he has preserved nothing but sensations; and, although his invention was incomplete, he at least foreshadowed the truth: man will one day create human life.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


The body is imaginary, and we bow to the tyranny of a phantom. Love is a privilege perception, the most total and lucid not only of the unreality of the world but of our own unreality: not only do we traverse a realm of shadows; but ourselves are shadows.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


To be on an island inhabited by artificial ghosts was the most unbearable of nightmares,- to be in love with one of those images was worse than being in love with a ghost (perhaps we always want the person we love to have the existenceof a ghost).

Adolfo Bioy Casares


The sea is endless when you are in a rowboat.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


The influence of the future on the past," said Morel enthusiastically, almost inaudibly.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


I dreaded an invasion of ghosts or, less likely, an invasion of the police."

Adolfo Bioy Casares


And the reason I am so nervous is that everything I do now is leading me to one of three possible futures... Which one will it be? Time alone will tell. But still I know that writing this diary can perhaps provide the answer; it may even help produce the right future.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


People love nobody as much as they do their hatred.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


Life has now taught me that love for things, like all unrequited love, takes its toll in the long run.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


I believe we lose immortality because we have not conquered our opposition to death; we keep insisting on the primary, rudimentary idea: that the whole body should be kept alive. We should seek to preserve only the part that has to do with consciousness.

Adolfo Bioy Casares


Revolution: Political movement which gets many people´s hopes up, let´s even more people down, makes almost everybody uncomfortable, and a few, extraordinarily rich. It is widely held in high regard.

Adolfo Bioy Casares