Mario Vargas Llosa

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Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.More Mario Vargas Llosa [08/03/2011 02:08:00]
It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.More Mario Vargas Llosa [08/03/2011 02:08:12]
Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections.More Mario Vargas Llosa [08/03/2011 02:08:19]
Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary.More Mario Vargas Llosa [08/03/2011 02:08:45]
Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.More Mario Vargas Llosa [08/03/2011 02:08:08]
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.More Mario Vargas Llosa [08/03/2011 02:08:14]
I convinced her that her first loyalty isn't to other people, but to her own feelings.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was very young and lived with my grandparents in a villa with white walls in the Calle Ocharan, in Miraflores.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must mistrust utopias: they usually end in holocausts.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Memory is a snare, pure and simple; it alters, it subtly rearranges the past to fit the present.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whether religious or racial, anti-Semitism is always repugnant, one of the most destructive manifestations of human stupidity and evil. What is profoundly expressed in it is man's traditional mistrust of the man who is not part of his tribe, that 'other' who speaks a different language, whose skin is a different color, and who participates in mysterious rites and rituals.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This fact was something I also learned from this first novel that I needed personal experience to invent, to fantasize, to create fiction, but at the same time I needed some distance, some perspective on this experience in order to feel free enough to manipulate it and to transform it into fiction. If the experience is very close, I feel inhibited. I have never been able to write fiction about something that has happened to me recently. If the closeness of the real reality, of living reality, is to have a persuasive efMore Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writers are the exorcists of their own demons.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is rare and almost impossible for a novel to have only one narrator.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But what do I have? The things I'm told and the things I tell, that's all. And as far as I know, that never yet made anyone fly.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One can't fight with oneself, for this battle has only one loser.More Mario Vargas Llosa [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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