Choose language

Forgot your password?

Need a Spoofbox account? Create one for FREE!

No subscription or hidden extras


Carlos Fuentes

Read through the most famous quotes from Carlos Fuentes

Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre.

— Carlos Fuentes

#fuentes #genre #writing #writer

You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.

— Carlos Fuentes


Writing is a struggle against silence.

— Carlos Fuentes


Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.

— Carlos Fuentes

#immigration #refugees #diversity

Love can isolate us from everything around us. But in its absence, we can be filled with the fear that something comparable exists.

— Carlos Fuentes

#love #love

One wants to tell a story, like Scheherezade, in order not to die. It's one of the oldest urges in mankind. It's a way of stalling death.

— Carlos Fuentes

#death #writing #death

I live through risk. Without risk there is no art. You should always be on the edge of a cliff about to fall down and break your neck.

— Carlos Fuentes


Deja que toda tu nostalgia emigre, todos tus cabos sueltos; comienza, todos los días en el parto.

— Carlos Fuentes


The novel is the privileged vehicle of two ways of being: narrative and freedom: to be new (novel) in a speech open to all, and to be free in a speech that never concludes.

— Carlos Fuentes

#narrative #story #freedom

Alessandra approached the geniuses of the past to give them life with her attention, which was the form her affection took: paying attention.

— Carlos Fuentes

#attention #respect #life

About Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Quotes

Did you know about Carlos Fuentes?

Much later in his life he commented that "The United States is very good at understanding itself and very bad at understanding others. " Fuentes also criticized Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez dubbing him "a tropical Mussolini". His politics caused him to be blocked from entering the United States until a Congressional intervention in 1967.

Carlos Fuentes Macías (November 11 1928 – May 15 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico's highest award the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor.

back to top