Quotes by Manuel Puig
- For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
- 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.
- I don't think humor is forced upon my universe it's a part of it.
- I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all.
- I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams.
- I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing it makes you feel like an idiot.
- 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.
- If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force.
- In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
- Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.
- It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope.
- Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.
- My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor.
- We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power.
- What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they?