To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.Blimey!!!!!
I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist.
Brian Cowen, Taoiseach, March 25th, 2009
This was a certain Jorge Luis Borges, quoted by Mr. Chris God-free Morell who, by the way, has nothing to do with a certain Seňor Morel, protagonist in Seňor Adolfo Bioy Casares' novel "La invención de Morel".
Well, yes, Seňor Casares had something to do with Seňor Borges.
No, none of the seňores had anything to do with any Taoiseach.
P.S. Sorry for any inconvenience: First the title, then the story.