Quotes by Peruvian authors


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"You can't do a machine without knowing something about how it's going to work. As for the romantics, the costumes bored me and I don't enjoy doing period clothes"
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"There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration"
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"I find that acrylics dry very fast - which is supposed to be its charm; however, I find that because of that quality they don't blend as nicely as the oils. The oils, for one thing, are softer and more flexible than the acrylics. Also, the colors are brighter with oils"
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"You can not do what you want to do unless you know the correct technique. The only other way you can learn how to do it is by doing it yourself, which would take twice as long than if you went to school"
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"We expect that in the next years, the economy will improve. And we expect that extreme poverty will drop from 22 percent to 11 percent by the year 2000"
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"What we are doing in fact is recovering and progressing and sustaining the recovery of our democracy"
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"We have shown, given these last three years, that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists. While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't"
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"I have strongly rejected the proposal to pardon and transfer her to the United States. I do not have the legal power to pardon terrorists and even if I did, I would not use it"
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"At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister"
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"The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable"
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"The investor knows quite well that we don't have anymore the widespread terrorism here in Peru"
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"Poverty doesn't imply necessarily violence"
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"Now we are showing to the world that this fighting against two terrorist groups was feasible and now we have an isolated case which doesn't mean that terrorism is alive, as it was before"
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"Up to now we have faced external problems in an isolated fashion. One of these problems is precisely the drug trade and what has been the result? A very weak and fragile position"
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"In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the expense of the suffering of the hostages"
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"And $18 million in three Japanese banks, completely false. That I have two factories in Panama, also completely false. This is part of the counter campaign of some people"
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"One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos"
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"I want to assure your excellency that I am occupying myself permanently and jointly with my team to achieve a solution as soon as possible to this crisis, the principal objective being the safeguarding of the health and life of those who are inside"
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"I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic"
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"I expect that after the election and the results that the international community will understand which was the framework of this process and under which law we have done this process"
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"If you are killed because you are a writer, that's the maximum expression of respect, you know"
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"No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing"
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"Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion"
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"Maintain democracy or go to dictatorship: that is what is at stake in these elections"
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"There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity"
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"Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary"
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"It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around"
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"You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be"
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"Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories"
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"Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty"