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Quotations From CARLOS FUENTES

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  • 1.
    By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.
    Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928), Mexican novelist, short-story writer. Guardian (London, Feb. 24, 1989).

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  • 2.
    I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
    Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928), Mexican novelist, short-story writer. quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, Nov. 5, 1991).
  • 3.
    If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: Let's all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.
    Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928), Mexican novelist, short-story writer. quoted in Times (London, Feb. 23, 1990).
  • 4.
    What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
    Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928), Mexican novelist, short-story writer. Time (London, June 16, 1986).
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