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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"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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"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 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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"A lot of people thought this dream must be madness, but we are not crazy"
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"I was in love once, and it was terrible"
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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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"When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset"
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"No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone"
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"If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational"
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"I'm good at working, but I'm very good at playing"
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"I think it's not a femme fatale when someone is not doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow. She loves him. She does it out of love. She wants him so badly to stay with her"
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"I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man"
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"I have a farm and I love it there. There's really nothing to do, but even watching the chickens, its fun"
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"And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport"
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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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