"We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Manuel Puig on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Manuel Puig on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Manuel Puig on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Manuel Puig on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Manuel Puig on Booker T. Washington
"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."