Miguel Syjuco Quotes

Miguel Syjuco Quotes

To be an honest writer, you have to be away from home, and totally alone in life.

How can anyone underestimate the ballistic quality of words? Invisible things happen in intangible moments. What should keep us writing is precisely that possibility of explosions

It kills me how these days everyone has clinical justification for their strangeness.

Oh, how wonderfully romantic of you. Romantics are really only in love with themselves.

Love and honesty don’t mix.

History is changed by martyrs who tell the truth.

As we all came to discover the limitations of assimilation, we grew closer as a family

The slaves of today will become the tyrants of tomorrow-the proletariat overthrows the hegemon to become the hegemon itself, only to be eventually overthrown by a proto-hegemon that will in turn lose its position. It is this dizzying cycle that keeps humanity chasing the tail it lost millennia ago

All of humanity's crimes,' Salvador said, spitting a bone atop the pyramidal pile in his bowl, 'are only degrees of theft.

I transform fiction into memory.

We liked to believe there is an alternate world, a better world, populated entirely by characters created by the yearnings of humanity-governing and inspiring themselves with all the lucidity wit which we rendered them.

Fiction, however, sometimes ensures disappointment with reality

Literature is an ethical leap. It is a moral decision. A perilous exercise in constant failure. Literature should have grievances, because there are so many grievances in the world.

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