Quotes by Mexican authors


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"In Mexico you have death very close. That's true for all human beings because it's a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things"
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"Life certainly points it out to you - 'you can go this way or the other way.' You have to decide and it's a very strong decision because, would you sleep well knowing that you're living in the best place, but you're letting the place where you should live alone?"
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"In Latin America, you don't do things for the money because there is no money"
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"I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I'd end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I'd do plays"
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"Doing films in Latin America is like an act of faith. I mean, you really have to believe in what you're doing because if not, you feel like it's a waste of time because you might as well be doing something that at least pays you the rent"
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"I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with"
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"Every decision that you make you have to be incredible congruent. It doesn't mean that you have to starve. If you need money, you do something that gives you money, that's normal"
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"In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education"
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"You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it"
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"The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live"
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"I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake"
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"I don't like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it's not for me. There's a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don't suit me. It's one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn't yours is counterproductive"
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"I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance"
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"I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't prefer to talk about my family"
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"I forgot my pills, I couldn't have cared less about condoms, all for feverishly wanting to get some!"
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"I don't know much about modern art, but I guess I am modern art"
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"Who is more in touch with the problems of this country? One of those guys who goes off to Oxford or to University of Yale, or someone who has lived in buses, in the Metro, in the street?"
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"My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico"
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"I was in love once, and it was terrible"
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"A lot of people thought this dream must be madness, but we are not crazy"
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"They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said, no, I'm not capable of directing. Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it. She motivated me to do it, because we don't have role models as woman for directors"
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"My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood"
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"I want to work for a long, long time and keep growing in my work, and if I am very lucky and very blessed, maybe somewhere along the line there will be one movie in there that becomes a classic"
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"I aim for a lifetime full of movies"
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"For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying"
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"Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more"
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"There's a lot about the character. It doesn't always happen, but there are some characters you really create a relationship with, almost as if they were your friend. And you never get into their heads again or think like them"
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"Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven"
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"I've stolen a couple of hearts and they are in my private collection!"
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"I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her"
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