"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Manuel Puig on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Manuel Puig on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Manuel Puig on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Manuel Puig on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Manuel Puig on Abraham Lincoln
"I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all."
"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?"