quote meaning

this quote is a philosophical quote about existence, but that's all i know!! can someone please help me by giving it a meaning or by analyzing it?

"time is the substance from which i am made. time is a river which carries me along, but i am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but i am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but i am the fire."
-jorge luis borges
thanks guys


You didn't quote it quite enough:
"Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river that sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that tears me apart, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges."


Is it possible that Borges does not see himself as part of the world? Here is another quote from Borges:
"A man sets himself the task of portraying the world. Through the years he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his face.


So is it possible that Borges is trying to redefine 'reality' in a metaphysical way, one in which we are a summation of reality, and that which we see in the physical world is just a fuzzy reflection?

http://jacketmagazine.com/01/mj-borges.html


Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help. You have selected my all-time favorite author! JLB did not write for the masses and it was not particularly important to him that one understand totally what he wrote. He was so widely read in many languages. He embarked in his own quest in search of self through time and space as he looked in mirrors, explored labyrinths and entered the world of fantastic beings. Although he lost his vision he could not be called "blind!"


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please help me... what is the meaning of this quote? No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

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