"My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Manuel Puig on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Manuel Puig on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Manuel Puig on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Manuel Puig on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Manuel Puig on Henry Ward Beecher
"I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all."
"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."
"What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they?"
"I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams."
"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."
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