Carlos Fuentes Quotes

Best 13 Quotes by Carlos Fuentes

“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.”

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

“Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre.”

“I need, therefore I imagine.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“Retrospectively, I would agree with Luis Buñuel that sex without sin is like an egg without salt.”

“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.”

“Writing is a struggle against silence.”

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

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