1. 10

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

    5
  2. 9

    I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.

    5
  3. 8

    I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.

    5
  4. 7

    If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.

    7
  5. 6

    Cigars must be smoked one at a time, peaceably, with all the leisure in the world. Cigarettes are of the instant, Cigars are for eternity.

    22
  6. 5

    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.

    24
  7. 4

    When I write, the first blank page, or any blank page, means nothing to me. What means something is a page that has been filled with words.

    31
  8. 3

    I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.

    31
  9. 2

    A good smoker, like a good lover, always takes his time with a cigar.

    47
  10. 1

    I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.

    48
  11. Last Update: 23 January 2022

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