Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges.
Thanks to Ubu Web, it is possible not only to read Borges, but to hear him also. Here Borges’ complete NortonLectures, at Harvard University (1967-1968)