Borges believed, against all odds that our moral duty was to be happy, and he believed that happiness could be found in books, even though he was unable to explain why this was so. 'I don't know exactly why I believe that a book brings us happiness', he said. 'But I am truly grateful for that modest miracle'.Het prentje: Buenos Aires, 1963. Jorge Luis Borges schrijft. Een hele prestatie, gegeven dat Borges eigenlijk al blind was op dat moment.
Uit: Alberto Manguel, With Borges, Telegram Books, London, 2006.