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#1. Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#2. Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#3. My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#4. One performs a very different act when reading a movie and when reading a novel. Your attention behaves differently. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#5. I believe that people who don't achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#6. If the novelist shares his or her problems with the characters, he or she is able to study his personal unconscious. - Author: Manuel Puig
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And the good thing about feeling happy, you know, Valentin? ... It's that you think it's forever, that one's never ever going to feel unhappy again. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#8. I didn't choose literature. Literature chose me. There was no decision on my side. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#9. I allow my intuition to lead my path. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#10. I only understand realism. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#11. I've always wondered why there isn't a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#12. I had stories that needed more space than the hour and a half or two hours a movie gives you. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#13. I'm not a best-seller, but through translations, I've accumulated some money. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#14. I don't want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#15. I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing; it makes you feel like an idiot. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#16. I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#17. The writer needs to react to his or her own internal universe, to his or her own point of view. If he or she doesn't have a personal point of view, it's impossible to be a creator. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#18. If a spectator with a philosophical mind, somebody accustomed to reading books, gets the same kind of information in a movie, he might not fully understand it. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#19. I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#20. I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#21. - And what's so bad about being soft like a woman? Why is it men or whoever, some poor bastard, some queen, can't be sensitive too, if he's got a mind to?
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- But if men acted like women there wouldn't be anymore torturers. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#22. I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#23. I do believe that reading can help you understand what you're writing and see what others are doing. But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#24. Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#25. Whenever I write, I'm always thinking of the reader. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#26. I believe in characters as vehicles of exposition. Their voices are full of hidden clues, and I like to listen to them. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#27. I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#28. It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel's aesthetic facade. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#29. I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#30. My pleasure was to copy, not to create. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#31. As a rule, one should never place form over content. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#32. We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#33. In film, you can't go into analytical explorations because the audience will reject that. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#34. As long as the team is pulling together, I'm happy to be a part of it. - Author: Yasiel Puig
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#35. - But you have to reason it out then and convince yourself.
- Yes, but there are reasons of the heart that reason doesn't encompass. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#36. In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert? - Author: Manuel Puig
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#37. I would very much like to become a best-selling author. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#38. Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#39. If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#40. Book reviews have never helped me. Most of them erred in their interpretations and their work has been a waste of time. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#41. Being a man (male "macho") does not give you right to anything. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#42. All of my problems are rather complicated - I need an entire novel to deal with them, not a short story or a movie. It's like a personal therapy. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#43. The nicest thing about feeling happy is that you think you'll never be unhappy again.
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#44. Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#45. Your reality, isn't restricted by this cell we live in. If you read something, if you study something, you transcend any cell you're inside of - Author: Manuel Puig
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#46. I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't had great literary influences in my life. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#47. Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual. He shows how the unconscious controls our lives. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#48. Tardiness in literature can make me nervous. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#49. I am only interested in bad taste if I can enjoy a gruesome tango or watch a movie that makes me cry. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#50. I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#51. It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#52. I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#53. What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#54. My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#55. I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#56. You have to be more disciplined every day to get better and learn the game. - Author: Yasiel Puig
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#57. Hitchcock makes it very clear to us. There's an objective and a subjective camera, like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#58. I locate that special problem in a character and then try to understand it. That's the genesis of all my work. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#59. I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#60. I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#61. I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length academic studies have been written. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#62. What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they? - Author: Manuel Puig
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#63. Writers are not meant for action. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#64. The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#65. My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#66. I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#67. I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#68. The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language, the same tensions appearing in the original. That's hard! - Author: Manuel Puig
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#69. For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#70. It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope. - Author: Manuel Puig
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#71. Where ever I go, God will be with me. - Author: Yasiel Puig
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