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Javier Valle-Riestra Quotes and Sayings

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Manuel Rosales is being unjustly persecuted.
He won't return to Venezuela under these circumstances,
because Peru will never expel him.
- Javier Valle-Riestra

Manuel is still today a good friend.
The others I see rarely, but with Edgar I phone from time to time.
- Klaus Schulze

I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality.
- Manuel Puig

It's essential not to have an ideology,
not to be a member of a political party.
While the writer can have certain political views,
he has to be careful not to have his hands tied.
- Manuel Puig

 

I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature.
If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy,
it can be developed in synthetic terms.
- Manuel Puig

I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length
academic studies have been written.
- Manuel Puig

In a country like France, so ancient,
their history is full of outstanding people,
so they carry a heavy weight on their back.
Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
- Manuel Puig

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If we accept the rule of those who think they are the
bosses and lords of Mexico,
nothing will change for the people on the bottom.
- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I love the season changes.
- Richard Manuel

For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate
the imagination and the unconscious,
it's essential to be free.
- Manuel Puig

Tardiness in literature can make me nervous.
- Manuel Puig

I play patterns.
I'll make up a pattern and just play it.
- Richard Manuel

I would very much like to become a best-selling author.
- Manuel Puig

When I raced with Mercedes, I thought I'd learn German.
But my wife didn't want to live in Germany.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient.
Besides, life has so much humor.
- Manuel Puig

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable,
fine for quick consumption, but they have survived
50 years and are still growing.
- Manuel Puig

I believe that people who don't achieve anything in
life are isolated and resent those that are successful.
- Manuel Puig

One performs a very different act when reading a movie
and when reading a novel.
Your attention behaves differently.
- Manuel Puig

There are no managers like there used to be managers.
- Richard Manuel

If a spectator with a philosophical mind,
somebody accustomed to reading books,
gets the same kind of information in a movie,
he might not fully understand it.
- Manuel Puig

I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself.
- Manuel Puig

I only understand realism.
- Manuel Puig

Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual.
He shows how the unconscious controls our lives.
- Manuel Puig

It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates
the novel's aesthetic facade.
- Manuel Puig

I am very interested in what has been called bad taste.
I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste
stops us from venturing into special cultural zones.
- Manuel Puig

I've never seen a worse situation than that of young
writers in the United States.
The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.
- Manuel Puig

In film, you can't go into analytical explorations
because the audience will reject that.
- Manuel Puig

Modern American cinema seems to me superficial.
The intention is to understand a certain reality,
and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
- Manuel Puig

I don't want to name names, but the least I can say
about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious.
- Manuel Puig

If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished.
It's a positive force.
- Manuel Puig

My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics.
- Manuel Puig

The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language,
the same tensions appearing in the original.
That's hard!
- Manuel Puig

What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual
work? I think they complement each other.
- Manuel Puig

Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice.
- Don J. Manuel

I locate that special problem in a character and then try to understand it.
That's the genesis of all my work.
- Manuel Puig

The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern.
The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy,
of being subjective.
- Manuel Puig

We're not going to meddle in the internal life of other
peoples and other governments,
because we don't want them meddling in ours.
- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I am only interested in bad taste if I can enjoy a
gruesome tango or watch a movie that makes me cry.
- Manuel Puig

I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't
had great literary influences in my life.
- Manuel Puig

I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something.
- Manuel Puig

He who advises you to be reserved to your friends wishes
to betray you without witnesses.
- Don J. Manuel

You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure,
you do well.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

The driver of a racing car is a component.
When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly,
and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry.
But I don't like his themes, not at all.
- Manuel Puig

I had stories that needed more space than the hour
and a half or two hours a movie gives you.
- Manuel Puig

In my time, you needed to speak a little Italian,
and that was it.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

Whenever I write, I'm always thinking of the reader.
- Manuel Puig

I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay
in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order,
so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
- Manuel Puig

Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people,
which is very gratifying.
- Manuel Puig

My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days,
after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs.
- Manuel Puig

We should try to understand our innermost needs.
We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power.
- Manuel Puig

Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer
all of my fictions to the level of reality,
He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.
- Manuel Puig

It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony.
It helped you hope.
- Manuel Puig

He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.
- Don J. Manuel

I still don't know how to read music.
- Richard Manuel

A crazy man finishes in the cemetery.
- Juan Manuel Fangio

My pleasure was to copy, not to create.
- Manuel Puig

I started writing movie scripts.
They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when
they were finished because they were simple copies
of the films I saw in childhood.
- Manuel Puig

The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe,
to his or her own point of view.
If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view,
it's impossible to be a creator.
- Manuel Puig

If the novelist shares his or her problems with the characters,
he or she is able to study his personal unconscious.
- Manuel Puig

I do believe that reading can help you understand what
you're writing and see what others are doing.
But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
- Manuel Puig

Hitchcock makes it very clear to us.
There's an objective and a subjective camera,
like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature.
- Manuel Puig

I allow my intuition to lead my path.
- Manuel Puig

What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify,
don't they?
- Manuel Puig

I'm not a best-seller, but through translations,
I've accumulated some money.
- Manuel Puig

I don't think humor is forced upon my universe;
it's a part of it.
- Manuel Puig

Ironically, Latin American countries,
in their instability, give writers and intellectuals
the hope that they are needed.
- Manuel Puig

All of my problems are rather complicated -
I need an entire novel to deal with them,
not a short story or a movie.
It's like a personal therapy.
- Manuel Puig

I didn't choose literature.
Literature chose me.
There was no decision on my side.
- Manuel Puig

I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll.
Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing;
it makes you feel like an idiot.
- Manuel Puig

Women rule our lives, don't they?
- Juan Manuel Fangio


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