Quotes by Chilean authors

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Small: Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood
Augusto Pinochet
"Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood"
Augusto Pinochet, Soldier
Small: Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chi
Augusto Pinochet
"Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist"
Augusto Pinochet, Soldier
Small: Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passiona
"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken
"Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: Im not a dictator. Its just that I have a grumpy face
Augusto Pinochet
"I'm not a dictator. It's just that I have a grumpy face"
Augusto Pinochet, Soldier
Small: I regret and suffer those losses, but its Gods will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I dont thi
Augusto Pinochet
"I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did"
Augusto Pinochet, Soldier
Small: During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of
Augusto Pinochet
"During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland"
Augusto Pinochet, Soldier
Small: All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice
"All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity
"I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family.
"I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the p
"We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: Im aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of
"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse
"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of ou
"Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed"
Isabel Allende, Writer
Small: You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living
"You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: When trust improves, the mood improves
"When trust improves, the mood improves"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you
"You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom
"I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: Thats why were doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I dont have anything against it (Halloween), but
"That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I don't have anything against it (Halloween), but it's not our tradition"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals
"Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring
"A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: Our best comes out when we have honest discussions
"Our best comes out when we have honest discussions"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: Hope is the raw material of losers
"Hope is the raw material of losers"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past
"When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaroun
"But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison c
"I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances
"I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances"
Fernando Flores, Politician
Small: Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To h
"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today"
Gabriela Mistral, Poet
Small: My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job fr
Ricardo Lagos
"My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure"
Ricardo Lagos, Politician
Small: Clearly it is better that, when someone is wanted by the international police, and this person travels, and a
Ricardo Lagos
"Clearly it is better that, when someone is wanted by the international police, and this person travels, and a country knows about it, that country reports the fact"
Ricardo Lagos, Politician
Small: But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies
"But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies"
Pablo Neruda, Writer
Small: And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us
"And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us"
Pablo Neruda, Writer
Small: The secret story is the one well never know, although were living it from day to day, thinking were alive, thi
Roberto Bolano
"The secret story is the one we'll never know, although we're living it from day to day, thinking we're alive, thinking we've got it all under control and the stuff we overlook doesn't matter"
Roberto Bolano, Novelist
Small: I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees
"I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees"
Pablo Neruda, Writer
Small: We Chileans have to be able to understand that in a democracy institutions must function freely and with sover
Ricardo Lagos
"We Chileans have to be able to understand that in a democracy institutions must function freely and with sovereignty"
Ricardo Lagos, Politician
Small: This is not the Chile we want to build
Ricardo Lagos
"This is not the Chile we want to build"
Ricardo Lagos, Politician
Small: You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming"
Pablo Neruda, Writer
Small: If I were to say what I really think I would be arrested or shut away in a lunatic asylum. Come on, I am sure
Roberto Bolano
"If I were to say what I really think I would be arrested or shut away in a lunatic asylum. Come on, I am sure that it would be the same for everyone"
Roberto Bolano, Novelist
Small: We have obligations towards the innocent, the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their childre
Ricardo Lagos
"We have obligations towards the innocent, the dead, towards the living, towards our children and their children"
Ricardo Lagos, Politician
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