Quotes by Peruvian Writer Mario Vargas Llosa


Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. Mario Vargas Llosa

Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections. Mario Vargas Llosa

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around. Mario Vargas Llosa

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity. Mario Vargas Llosa

No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing. Mario Vargas Llosa

Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. Mario Vargas Llosa

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty. Mario Vargas Llosa
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If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know. Mario Vargas Llosa

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. Mario Vargas Llosa

I was very young and lived with my grandparents in a villa with white walls in the Calle Ocharan, in Miraflores. Mario Vargas Llosa
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