Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, was a short story writer, editor, essayist and critic from Argentina, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished short story writers in the world. Borges was educated in Switzerland and travelled across during his childhood, that gave him a unique worldview in his literary pursiuts.Borges wrote in Spanish and remains one of the icons of Spanish literature, having written such masterpieces like El Aleph and Ficciones, both being collections of short stories. His books of collected stories contained stories that were actually interlinked and was a unique story telling style, that made him a hugely popular author of the 1940s. Other than being a giant of Spanish literature in his own right, Borges also influenced the writer who emerged over the years. He was a pioneer ahead of his time and it is believed that he was the true pioneer of magic realism in literature. According to a critic, his book of collected short stories ‘A Universal His-tory of Infamy’ is perhaps the first instance of magic realism. Borges’ stories and life also produced a vast number of quotes that could be perfectly applicable in the modern world. Here are some of the selected ones.