Carlos Fuentes Quotes & Sayings

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44 most famous Carlos Fuentes quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a Spanish novelist who passed away on 15 May, 2012.

“Diplomacy in a sense is the opposite of writing. You have to disperse yourself so much: the lady who comes in crying because she's had a fight with the secretary; exports and imports; students in trouble; thumbtacks for the embassy.”
Carlos Fuentes Quotes
“There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it.”
Carlos Fuentes Quotes
“What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.”
Carlos Fuentes Quotes
“The possibility of being as free with the camera as we are with the pen is a fantastic prospect for the creative life of the 21st century.”
“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 liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.”
“You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican.”
Carlos Fuentes Quotes
“The United States condoned dictatorships in Latin America for much of the 20th century.”
Carlos Fuentes Quotes
“Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women.”
“I am a morning writer; I am writing at eight-thirty in longhand and I keep at it until twelve-thirty, when I go for a swim. Then I come back, have lunch, and read in the afternoon until I take my walk for the next day's writing.”
“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 create readers rather than to give something that readers are expecting. That would bore me to death.”

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