"When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts."
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Juan Goytisolo on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Juan Goytisolo on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Juan Goytisolo on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Juan Goytisolo on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Juan Goytisolo on Frank Lloyd Wright
"In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist."
"In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony."
"In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc."
"And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain's condition."
"Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country."