"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Guillermo Cabrera Infante on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Guillermo Cabrera Infante on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Guillermo Cabrera Infante on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Guillermo Cabrera Infante on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Guillermo Cabrera Infante on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread."
"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."
"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."