The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel Quotes
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Literature and Writing Quotes
One book, which my father once saw in a hexagon in circuit 15-94, consisted of the letters M C V perversely repeated from the first line to the last. Another (much consulted in this zone) is a mere...
Rules and Order Quotes
The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. (1)
(Mystics claim that their ecstasies reveal to them a circular book with a continuous spine that goes completely around the walls. But their testimony is suspect, their words obscure. That cyclical...
Like all the men of the Library, in my younger days I traveled; I have journeyed in quest of a book, perhaps the catalog of catalogs. (1)
Now that my eyes can hardly make out what I myself have written, I am preparing to die, a few leagues from the hexagon where I was born. (2)