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Quotes and sayings from famous cuban authors
Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. Jose Marti

Charm is a product of the unexpected. Jose Marti

A selfish man is a thief. Jose Marti

Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making. Jose Marti

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy. Jose Marti

It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing. Jose Marti

If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour. Jose Marti

A grain of poetry suffices to season a century. Jose Marti

You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place. Daisy Fuentes

It is nasty. You can think that you know someone in this business and you really don't. You can be stabbed in the back very easily. You can be praised very easily. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do. Daisy Fuentes

You are not alone with a guy until you are a proper age. You don't go to certain levels with men until you are married or you have a certain relationship. Daisy Fuentes

When I was a junior, boys were allowed to come visit me at the house. We could sit on the porch until about 8 o'clock at night; that's when it started getting dark. That was it. Daisy Fuentes

Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents. Daisy Fuentes
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I think I would have been so much in awe of the movie set, the people and what everybody's job was, that I don't know if I would be able to concentrate on the character. Daisy Fuentes
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To do a really good interview, you have to be truly interested in the person. Daisy Fuentes

I love sitting down and talking to people. CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked. They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes. Daisy Fuentes

I thought that I was going to have to pay them to do what I wanted to do, that was how much fun I was having. You're 20 years old and you're hanging out with rock stars and going to fabulous parties, and then you talk about it! Daisy Fuentes

I just smoked a Cohiba the other day. It was great. You have to appreciate everything that cigar is. Daisy Fuentes

My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I first came out against Castro in June 1968, fifteen months after my book had been published, and you cannot imagine how quickly a void was created around me. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Many of my books have begun with the title, because naming a work already in progress makes no sense to me. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Titles are not only important, they are essential for me. I cannot write without a title. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

For me, words are just words, nothing else. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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I have assiduously avoided calling my books novels. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I don't much believe in the idea of characters. I write with words, that is all. Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or that character does not matter to me. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it. Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I think that like all writers - and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer - I write primarily for myself. Guillermo Cabrera Infante



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