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Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me."

Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.




Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Writing is a struggle against silence."

Writing is a struggle against silence.




Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The United States has written the white history of the United States. It now needs to write the black, Latino, Indian, Asian and Caribbean history of the United States."

The United States has written the white history of the United States. It now needs to write the black, Latino, Indian, Asian and Caribbean history of the United States.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Art gives life to what history killed. Art gives voice to what history denied, silenced, or persecuted. Art brings truth to the lies of history."

Art gives life to what history killed. Art gives voice to what history denied, silenced, or persecuted. Art brings truth to the lies of history.




Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I need, therefore I imagine."

I need, therefore I imagine.



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."

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.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "What's happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous."

What's happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous.




Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers."

Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die."

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



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate."

Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "No government functions without the grease of corruption."

No government functions without the grease of corruption.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Religion is dogmatic. Politic is ideological. Reason must be logical, but literature has a privilege of being equivocal."

Religion is dogmatic. Politic is ideological. Reason must be logical, but literature has a privilege of being equivocal.




Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "There is no creation without tradition; the 'new' is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past."

There is no creation without tradition; the 'new' is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The language of Mexicans springs from abysmal extremes of power and impotence, domination and resentment."

The language of Mexicans springs from abysmal extremes of power and impotence, domination and resentment.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "What America does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is to understand others."

What America does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is to understand others.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Love can isolate us from everything around us. But in its absence, we can be filled with the fear that something comparable exists."

Love can isolate us from everything around us. But in its absence, we can be filled with the fear that something comparable exists.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "chaos: it has no plural."

chaos: it has no plural.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The possibility of being as free with the camera as we are with the pen is a fantastic prospect for the creative life of the 21st century."

The possibility of being as free with the camera as we are with the pen is a fantastic prospect for the creative life of the 21st century.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word."

By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I live through risk. Without risk there is no art. You should always be on the edge of a cliff about to fall down and break your neck."

I live through risk. Without risk there is no art. You should always be on the edge of a cliff about to fall down and break your neck.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror."

Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The Mexicans descend from the Aztecs; the Peruvians descend from the Incas; the Argentineans descend from the boats."

The Mexicans descend from the Aztecs; the Peruvians descend from the Incas; the Argentineans descend from the boats.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Reading, writing, teaching, learning, are all activities aimed at introducing civilizations to each other."

Reading, writing, teaching, learning, are all activities aimed at introducing civilizations to each other.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The French equate intelligence with rational discourse, the Russians with intense soul-searching. For the Mexican, intelligence is inseparable from maliciousness."

The French equate intelligence with rational discourse, the Russians with intense soul-searching. For the Mexican, intelligence is inseparable from maliciousness.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Incredible the animal that first dreamed of another animal."

Incredible the animal that first dreamed of another animal.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Death is the great Maecenas, Death is the great angel of writing. You must write because you are not going to live any more."

Death is the great Maecenas, Death is the great angel of writing. You must write because you are not going to live any more.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "In Latin America, even atheists are Catholics."

In Latin America, even atheists are Catholics.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Cuba needs a dose of perestroika."

Cuba needs a dose of perestroika.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I started my own magazine with drawings, commentary, news, film reviews and drawings."

I started my own magazine with drawings, commentary, news, film reviews and drawings.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The new world economic order is not an exercise in philanthropy, but in enlightened self-interest for everyone concerned."

The new world economic order is not an exercise in philanthropy, but in enlightened self-interest for everyone concerned.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women."

Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination."

I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them."

I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "My system for staying young is to work a lot, to always have a project on the go."

My system for staying young is to work a lot, to always have a project on the go.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it."

There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination."

I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Memory is satisfied desire."

Memory is satisfied desire.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The United States condoned dictatorships in Latin America for much of the 20th century."

The United States condoned dictatorships in Latin America for much of the 20th century.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "The women I have loved I have desired for themselves, but also because I feared myself."

The women I have loved I have desired for themselves, but also because I feared myself.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Here among my books, my wife, my friends and my loves, I have plenty of reasons to keep living."

Here among my books, my wife, my friends and my loves, I have plenty of reasons to keep living.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I have two children who died before reaching 30, so who am I to complain about being alive?"

I have two children who died before reaching 30, so who am I to complain about being alive?



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "In the name of certainty, the greatest crimes have been committed against humanity."

In the name of certainty, the greatest crimes have been committed against humanity.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "Mexico is a very complex, mysterious country. I will never understand it fully, and that's why I write so much about it, in order to try to understand it."

Mexico is a very complex, mysterious country. I will never understand it fully, and that's why I write so much about it, in order to try to understand it.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I like fighting. I get into rows all the time."

I like fighting. I get into rows all the time.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family."

I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I've lost audiences, I've recovered them."

I've lost audiences, I've recovered them.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I have no literary fears."

I have no literary fears.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down."

I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down.



Carlos Fuentes Quotes: "There is no creation without tradition. No one creates from nothing."

There is no creation without tradition. No one creates from nothing.