Jorge Luis Borges Quote

I have suspected that history, real history, is more modest and that its essential dates may be, for a long time, secret. A Chinese prose writer has observed that the unicorn, because of its own anomaly, will pass unnoticed. Our eyes see what they are accustomed to seeing. Tacitus did not perceive the Crucifixion, although his book recorded it.


Other Inquisitions (1952) - The Modesty of History

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I have suspected that history, real history, is more modest and that its essential dates may be, for a long time, secret. A Chinese prose writer has...

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I have suspected that history, real history, is more modest and that its essential dates may be, for a long time, secret. A Chinese prose writer has...

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I have suspected that history, real history, is more modest and that its essential dates may be, for a long time, secret. A Chinese prose writer has...

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I have suspected that history, real history, is more modest and that its essential dates may be, for a long time, secret. A Chinese prose writer has...