Best Quotes by Carlos Fuentes (Top 10)

  1. I need, therefore I imagine.
  2. Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre.
  3. You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.
  4. Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.
  5. Writing is a struggle against silence.
  6. 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.
  7. I discovered very quickly that criticism is a form of optimism, and that when you are silent about the shortcomings of your society, you're very pessimistic about that society. And it's only when you speak truthfully about it that you show your faith in that society."
  8. Culture consists of connections, not of separations: to specialize is to isolate.
  9. Love can isolate us from everything around us. But in its absence, we can be filled with the fear that something comparable exists.
  10. There is no creation without tradition; the 'new' is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past.

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