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We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
Many small people, in small places, doing small things can change the world.
Scientists say that human beings are made of atoms, but a little bird told me that we are also made of stories
The Church says: the body is a sin. Science says: the body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The Body says: I am a fiesta.
We are what we do, especially what we do to change what we are.
I am not particularly interested in saving time; I prefer to enjoy it.
I can't sleep. There is a woman stuck between my eyelids. I would tell her to get out if I could. But there is a woman stuck in my throat
In his life, a man can change wives, political parties or religions but he cannot change his favourite soccer team.
Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy.
Richness in the world is a result of other people's poverty. We should begin to shorten the abyss between haves and have-nots.
History never really says goodbye. History says, see you later.
The walls are the publishers of the poor.
Recordar: To remember; from the Latin records, to pass back through the heart
The human rainbow had been mutilated by machismo, racism, militarism and a lot of other isms, who have been terribly killing our greatness, our possible greatness, our possible beauty.
Each time a new war is disclosed in the name of the fight of the good against evil, those who are killed are all poor. It's always the same story repeating once and again and again.
In the struggle of good against evil, it's always the people who get killed.
I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity.
If the world is upside down the way it is now, wouldn't we have to turn it over to get it to stand up straight?
Indignation must always be the answer to indignity. Reality is not destiny.
Unlike solidarity, which is horizontal and takes place between equals, charity is top-down, humiliating those who receive it and never challenging the implicit power relations.
I'm a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.
Always in all my books I'm trying to reveal or help to reveal the hidden greatness of the small, of the little, of the unknown - and the pettiness of the big.
If the grape is made of wine, then perhaps we are the words that tell who we are
Because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others
Writing is a marvelous adventure and very labor-intensive: those words run away and try to escape. They are very difficult to capture.
The world is a heap of people, a sea of tiny flames.
Charity, vertical, humiliates. Solidarity, horizontal, helps.
There are some writers who feel they are elected by God. I am not. I am elected by the devil - this is clear.
So many stories, and to choose which ones to tell and how to tell them. The words, they will tap me on the shoulder and they will speak to me: Tell me! Tell me! The stories choose me.
When a book is alive, really alive, you feel it. You put it to your ear here, and you feel it breathe, sometimes laugh, sometimes cry, just like a person, a little person.
The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture.
The world is becoming an immense military base, and that base is becoming a mental hospital the size of the world. Inside the nuthouse, which ones are crazy?
It is highly improbable that the bureaucrat will put his life on the line. It is absolutely impossible that he'll put his job on the line.
The purpose of torture is not getting information. It's spreading fear.
...because of forced globalization, there's a clear trend these days towards uniformity. This trend comes largely from the ever-greater concentration of power in the hands of large media groups.
I like Messi because he doesn't think he is Messi.
I am not a historian. I am a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past
Soccer, metaphor for war, at times turns into real war.
Memory. My poison, my food.
In this world of ours, a world of powerful centers and subjugated outposts, there is no wealth that must not be held in some suspicion.
Development develops inequality.
I have never killed anybody, it is true, but it is because I lacked the courage or the time, not because I lacked the desire
Latin America is part of the world which was for many years condemned to the system of power where intimidation had more strength than the vote.
There are visible and invisible dictators. The power structure of world football is monarchical. It's the most secret kingdom in the world.
We Latins are known for jabbering on.
The poet, distracted by politics, asks of poetry that it make itself useful like metal or flour, that it get ready to stain its face with coal dust and fight body to body.
Schools teach ignorance.
The more freedom is extended to business, the more prisons have to be built for those who suffer from that business.
I'm attracted to soccer's capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.
For sailors who love the wind, memory is a good port of departure.