1. 10

    The language of Mexicans springs from abysmal extremes of power and impotence, domination and resentment.

    18
  2. 9

    There is no creation without tradition; the 'new' is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past.

    27
  3. 8

    Religion is dogmatic. Politic is ideological. Reason must be logical, but literature has a privilege of being equivocal.

    30
  4. 7

    You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you dont necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican.

    31
  5. 6

    No government functions without the grease of corruption.

    36
  6. 5

    Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.

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  7. 4

    I need, therefore I imagine.

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  8. 3

    If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.

    52
  9. 2

    Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.

    55
  10. 1

    Writing is a struggle against silence.

    58
  11. Last Update: 24 September 2022

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