Carlos Fuentes Quotes

Carlos Fuentes Quotes

One wants to tell a story, like Scheherezade, in order not to die. It's one of the oldest urges in mankind. It's a way of stalling death.

Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre.

You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.

I dalje verujem da Sunce izlazi svakoga dana i da svako novo Sunce najavljuje novi dan;dan koji je juče bio budućnost. I dalje verujem da će današnji dan, u trenutku zatvaranja jedne stranice vremena, obećati sutra – ranije nepredvidivo, kasnije neponovljivo

Robinson Crusoe, the first capitalist hero, is a self-made man who accepts objective reality and then fashions it to his needs through the work ethic, common sense, resilience, technology, and, if need be, racism and imperialism.

¿Sabes que no puedo sentarme a escribir sin una colección de frases a la vista, sacadas de la última docena de ensayos y malas novelas traducidas que he leído?

Nací y otro día me muero y no supe lo que pasó en medio

Como que hay que guardar siempre las distancias, porque si no parece que se anda uno entregando demasiado.

Todo quiere decir dos cosas, y tú escoges la que te conviene.

No creer en lo sobrenatural es darle ventajas al demonio.

…my books are derived from city images, and the city of my dreams or nightmares is Mexico City. (The Art of Fiction, No. 68. The Paris Review, No. 82, Winter 1981.)

The novel is the privileged vehicle of two ways of being: narrative and freedom: to be new (novel) in a speech open to all, and to be free in a speech that never concludes.

Nor is the limitation of what is sayable a limit to the doable: this last is the possibility of literature.

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