Jorge Luis Borges On The Self

9d2bf-img_0638Jorge Luis Borges (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986)

I do not deny this consciousness of being, nor the immediate security of here I am that it breathes into us. What I do deny is that all our other convictions must be adjusted to the customary antithesis between the self and the non-self, and that this antithesis is constant…The self is a mere logical imperative, without qualities of its own or distinctions from individual to individual.