Carlos Fuentes Quotes

- Notable Carlos Fuentes Quotes Index -

Born: November 11, 1928, Panama City, Panama
Birth Country: Panama
Died: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, May 15, 2012
Occupation: Author

1.
I am a morning writer I am writing at eight-thirty in longhand and I keep at it until twelve-thirty, when I go for a swim. Then I come back, have lunch, and read in the afternoon until I take my walk for the next day's writing.
- Carlos Fuentes

2.
I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination.
- Carlos Fuentes

3.
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
- Carlos Fuentes

4.
I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family.
- Carlos Fuentes

5.
I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.
- Carlos Fuentes

6.
Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
- Carlos Fuentes

7.
You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't 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.
- Carlos Fuentes

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