"I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Manuel Puig on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Manuel Puig on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Manuel Puig on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Manuel Puig on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Manuel Puig on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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?"