"For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Manuel Puig on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Manuel Puig on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Manuel Puig on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Manuel Puig on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Manuel Puig on Sun Tzu
"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."