Quotes by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
- I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity.
- I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
- If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.
- Puns are a form of humor with words.
- The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult. It is even more peculiar than the relationship between the writer and his characters.
- What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other.
- Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread.