"Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Manuel Puig on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Manuel Puig on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Manuel Puig on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Manuel Puig on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Manuel Puig on Dalai Lama
"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."