Facts about Manuel Puig

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Manuel Puig was a famous Author from Argentina, who lived between December 28, 1932 and July 22, 1990. He/she became 57 years old.

Our collection contains 49 quotes who is written / told by Manuel.

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Famous quotes by Manuel Puig (49)


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"I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It's closer to our dreams"
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"I only understand realism"
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"I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all"
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"I have written every one of my novels to convince somebody of something"
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"I didn't choose literature. Literature chose me. There was no decision on my side"
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"I allow my intuition to lead my path"
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"Tardiness in literature can make me nervous"
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"My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics"
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"I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms"
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"For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free"
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"Book reviews have never helped me. Most of them erred in their interpretations and their work has been a waste of time"
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"The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective"
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"One performs a very different act when reading a movie and when reading a novel. Your attention behaves differently"
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"I haven't been the kind of writer about whom book-length academic studies have been written"
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"I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue"
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"I am only interested in bad taste if I can enjoy a gruesome tango or watch a movie that makes me cry"
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"My only fantasy about writing was that in my old days, after directing many masterpieces, I would write my memoirs"
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"It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel's aesthetic facade"
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"It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope"
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"I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality"
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"I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it"
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"I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones"
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"What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other"
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"Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality"
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"I locate that special problem in a character and then try to understand it. That's the genesis of all my work"
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"I had stories that needed more space than the hour and a half or two hours a movie gives you"
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"I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself"
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"I do believe that reading can help you understand what you're writing and see what others are doing. But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor"
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"Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level"
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"All of my problems are rather complicated - I need an entire novel to deal with them, not a short story or a movie. It's like a personal therapy"
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"Whenever I write, I'm always thinking of the reader"
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"My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor"
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"Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing"
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"It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied"
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"If a spectator with a philosophical mind, somebody accustomed to reading books, gets the same kind of information in a movie, he might not fully understand it"
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"I'm not a best-seller, but through translations, I've accumulated some money"
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"I would very much like to become a best-selling author"
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"Hitchcock makes it very clear to us. There's an objective and a subjective camera, like there's a third- and a first-person narrator in literature"
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"As a rule, one should never place form over content"
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"Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual. He shows how the unconscious controls our lives"
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"I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer"
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"I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution"
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"Writers are not meant for action"
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"The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language, the same tensions appearing in the original. That's hard!"
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"My pleasure was to copy, not to create"
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"I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood"
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"I don't want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious"
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"I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't had great literary influences in my life"
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"I believe that people who don't achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful"


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