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Juan Goytisolo Quotes and Sayings

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Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian
is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation,
the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.
- Juan Goytisolo

In Count Julian I simply proposed to create a text
which would allow for diverse levels of reading.
- Juan Goytisolo

As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored
to possess it with clarity,
I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held,
or professed to hold.
- Juan Goytisolo

 

The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration,
and feign innocence vis a vis language,
because language is never innocent.
- Juan Goytisolo

I not only lived physically away from my native land,
but the values and critical judgments of those closest
to me became stranger and stranger.
- Juan Goytisolo

My exile was not only a physical one,
motivated exclusively by political reasons;
it was also a moral,
social, ideological and sexual exile.
- Juan Goytisolo

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A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo

And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life
which operate today the same way as they did in the
times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him,
based on a similarity in Spain's condition.
- Juan Goytisolo

But the Spain which emerged around 1960,
beginning with its economic miracle,
created by the invasion of tourists,
can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the
part of its intellectuals,
and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals.
- Juan Goytisolo

For a country is not merely a piece of earth;
it is,
above all, a compendium of social, cultural,
and historical factors which begin to acquire sense
and order through the process of writing.
- Juan Goytisolo

In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates,
the writer functions totally in unison with society,
and expresses society's feelings, beliefs,
and hopes in perfect harmony.
- Juan Goytisolo

In the Europe which was created by the Second World War,
divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution
that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism
and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste,
collective faith does not exist.
- Juan Goytisolo

And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and
my isolation became more accentuated.
In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique,
that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals,
became very important for me.
- Juan Goytisolo

In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth
century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre;
they are,
at the same time, poetry, criticism,
narrative,
drama, etc.
- Juan Goytisolo

When I write now I do not invent situation,
characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms,
textual groupings which are combined according to secret
affinities among themselves,
as in architecture or the plastic arts.
- Juan Goytisolo

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
- Henny Youngman

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house,
it was a house in quotation marks.
On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
- Arthur Miller

We are cooling.
We are not warming.
The warming you see out there, the supposed warming,
and I use my finger quotation marks here,
is part of the cooling process.
- Michael Steele

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
- Terry Pratchett

Stillness of person and steadiness of features are
signal marks of good breeding.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
- Thomas Hardy

While a people preserves its language;
it preserves the marks of liberty.
- Jose Rizal

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks
the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
- Bliss Carman

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp.
The reader, reading it, makes it live:
a live thing,
a story.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I want my pictures to be things.
I want them to be made up of marks that are physically
and individually self-sufficient.
- Howard Hodgkin

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree
marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
- Thorstein Veblen

In Socrates' thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear;
it is practical and it is social.
- James M. Baldwin

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple
rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert

You need someone to tell you how to do things like hitting your marks,
or driving a car so it looks right or getting out of
a car so it doesn't take a million years of screen time.
- Gary Cole

V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of
the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific.
- Doc Hastings

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll.
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain.
Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
- Lord Byron

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself
which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
- E. T. Bell

They came and bound me up and I had awful stretch marks.
I hated my breasts after that.
- Christine Keeler

The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the
road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there
are skid marks around the skunk.
- Patrick Murray

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political
history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic
turnout in a presidential election year.
- Jeff Miller

The group started getting bigger and bigger,
so Al started replacing Brian on the road,
and then finally there was a big flare-up with Dave
Marks and he left the group.
- Bruce Johnston

After Proust, there are certain things that simply cannot be done again.
He marks off for you the boundaries of your talent.
- Francoise Sagan

If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat
in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Going to school and working for good marks,
indeed working for very good marks, was a serious business.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social
changes and political upheavals,
we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the
ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action -
the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
- Eric Hoffer

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation
marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
- Anna Garlin Spencer

The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed,
but just marks the last place where rival gangs of
shamans fought each other to a standstill.
- Robert Anton Wilson

It's always good to win a Test match and if you win it comfortably,
it can leave a few psychological marks on opposition sides.
- Ricky Ponting

Time marks us while we are marking time.
- Theodore Roethke

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
Love risks degenerating into obsession,
friendship is never anything but sharing.
- Elie Wiesel

One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.
- Katherine Anne Porter

The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the
least ought to yield fifty marks a year,
the wool of two thousand one hundred marks,
and so forth, counting by thousands.
- Robert Grosseteste

You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering
inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that
one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.
- Ernest Renan

One way to find food for thought is to use the fork in the road,
the bifurcation that marks the place of emergence in
which a new line of development begins to branch off.
- William Irwin Thompson

Who cares about great marks left behind? We have one life...
just one.
Our life.
We have nothing else.
- Ugo Betti

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken

Marks on paper are free - free speech -
press -
pictures all go together I suppose.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

I've got tooth marks on my heart.
- Mike Melville

I often wish...
that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks
the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
- Bliss Carman

The greatest hits in some weird way marks the end of something.
- Sheryl Crow

A century of convulsive change leaves huge demographic gouge marks.
- Todd Gitlin

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have.
- Lionel Trilling

To what a degree the same past can leave different marks -
and especially admit of different interpretations.
- Andre Gide

I didn't need the insurance.
I do it again if my DP tells me it didn't look good
in the camera or if the actors didn't hit their marks.
But if everything was working why do it again?
- Debbie Allen

Right now, my career is in three directions:
as a performer,
as an arranger, as an author - and I don't give any
one of them true precedent,
or true top marks, as opposed to the other two.
- Mel Torme

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless
game played with meaningless marks on paper,
the only mathematical experience to which we can refer
is the making of marks on paper.
- E. T. Bell

I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity
to accept this distinguished honor in a country so
devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful
chapter in world development.
- Frank B. Kellogg

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience -
it also marks the time,
which is four o clock in the morning,
and saves a description of the rising sun,
and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years
of American Jewish History has been brought about to
encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities
that advance our understanding of the American Jewish
experience as it marks this milestone anniversary.
- Jon Porter

There are a lot of visual marks that have to be hit,
and lines that need to be said in a right way -
so there wasn't really any improvisation on the set
when it came to the bulk of the script.
- Simon Pegg


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