Quotes by Mexican authors


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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 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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live"
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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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"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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"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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"So you have to keep waiting and then they give you the script and it's terrible. Then you have to go to the rewrite and they're very upset because you didn't like it. I went through that for seven years"
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"I became obsessed with all these women who die never feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives"
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"I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up, and my part in that was not written for a Latina, and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic"
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"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves"
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"I do have a Mexican accent, but that doesn't mean that I'm a Latin vamp"
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"When it is important for you to say something and you find a vehicle to say it, then go for it. It is so rare when that happens so I think every minute spent fighting for it is always worth it. Even if nothing ends up happening, it's still worth the fight"
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"I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do"
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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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