"I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Manuel Puig on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Manuel Puig on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Manuel Puig on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Manuel Puig on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Manuel Puig on James Dean
"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 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?"