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Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Instead of speaking of justice and injustice, freedom and oppression, classless society and class society, they talked in terms of God and the Devil. Instead of speaking of justice and injustice, freedom and oppression, classless society and class society, they talked in terms of God and the Devil.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know. If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing. No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life Reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Do the rhetorical quarrels of bourgeois political parties have anything to do with the interests of the humble and downtrodden? Do the rhetorical quarrels of bourgeois political parties have anything to do with the interests of the humble and downtrodden?
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Its easy to know what you want to say, but not to say it Its easy to know what you want to say, but not to say it
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: The houses are ugly, imitations of imitations. The houses are ugly, imitations of imitations.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Violence represents the worst kind of conformism. Violence represents the worst kind of conformism.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: his eyes, he thought that in a few hours he, Lucrecia, and Fonchito would be crossing the skies, leaving behind the thick clouds his eyes, he thought that in a few hours he, Lucrecia, and Fonchito would be crossing the skies, leaving behind the thick clouds
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: A writer is not always conscious of the influences he has received. A writer is not always conscious of the influences he has received.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: In general, I think my freedom of invention is not limited when I use historical characters. In general, I think my freedom of invention is not limited when I use historical characters.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Until then he had believed they justified colonialism: Christianity, civilization, and commerce. Until then he had believed they justified colonialism: Christianity, civilization, and commerce.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: There are many things behind a good novel, but in particular there is a lot of work - a lot of patience, a lot of stubbornness, and a critical spirit. There are many things behind a good novel, but in particular there is a lot of work - a lot of patience, a lot of stubbornness, and a critical spirit.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Writing fiction is the best thing there is because absolutely everything is possible! Writing fiction is the best thing there is because absolutely everything is possible!
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: A Criminal is the case of surplus of human energy directed in the wrong direction. A Criminal is the case of surplus of human energy directed in the wrong direction.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Because happiness was temporal, individual, in exceptional circumstances twofold, on extremely rare occasions tripartite, and never collective, civic. Because happiness was temporal, individual, in exceptional circumstances twofold, on extremely rare occasions tripartite, and never collective, civic.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: A novel which persuades us of its truth is true however full of lies it may be A novel which persuades us of its truth is true however full of lies it may be
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections. Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Probably there are no longer any societies in which the best people are attracted to civic duties. Probably there are no longer any societies in which the best people are attracted to civic duties.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Nostalgia is cowardice Nostalgia is cowardice
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Reading was such an enrichment of my life. And it was that pleasure that I had as a very young reader probably that is the origin of my vocation. Reading was such an enrichment of my life. And it was that pleasure that I had as a very young reader probably that is the origin of my vocation.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Writers are the exorcists of their own demons. Writers are the exorcists of their own demons.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity. There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: North American society could not have reached its state of high development and modernity had it not been an open society. North American society could not have reached its state of high development and modernity had it not been an open society.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern. Science is still only a candle glimmering in a great pitch-dark cavern.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: It is rare and almost impossible for a novel to have only one narrator. It is rare and almost impossible for a novel to have only one narrator.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Living is worth the effort if only because without life we could not read or imagine stories. Living is worth the effort if only because without life we could not read or imagine stories.
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: In matters concerning God, you have to believe, not reason," Herbert would say. "If you reason, God vanishes like a mouthful of smoke." Roger In matters concerning God, you have to believe, not reason," Herbert would say. "If you reason, God vanishes like a mouthful of smoke." Roger
Mario Vargas-Llosa quotes: Journalism is a way of voicing opinion, of participating in the political, social, or cultural debate. Journalism is a way of voicing opinion, of participating in the political, social, or cultural debate.