Find the best quotes by Carlos Fuentes.
What I want is to respond to the challenge posed by the mass media – to permit the novel to say what can only be…
U.S. foreign policy is Manichaean. It’s like a Hollywood movie. You have to know who has the white hat and who has the black hat…
Under the veneer of Westernization, the cultures of the Indian world – which have existed for 30,000 years! – continue to live. Sometimes in a…
I believe in books that do not go to a ready-made public. I’m looking for readers I would like to make. To win them, to…
Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly…
Work is what saves you.
There are now 30-year-old Mexican writers who do great novels in which Mexico isn’t even mentioned.
The United States condoned dictatorships in Latin America for much of the 20th century.
The United States is very good at understanding itself, and very bad at understanding others.
The historical problem of the United States is to admit that it is a multiracial and multi-ethnic nation.
The real bombs are my books, not me.
One puts off the biography like you put off death. To write an autobiography is to etch the words on your own gravestone.
In Latin America, even atheists are Catholics.
My system for staying young is to work a lot, to always have a project on the go.
I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.
I started my own magazine with drawings, commentary, news, film reviews and drawings.
I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down.
I love having critics for breakfast.
I like fighting. I get into rows all the time.
I have two children who died before reaching 30, so who am I to complain about being alive?
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