I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself.
Your reality, isn’t restricted by this cell we live in. If you read something, if you study something, you transcend any cell you’re inside of
If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force.
If the novelist shares his or her problems with the characters, he or she is able to study his personal unconscious.
I allow my intuition to lead my path.
I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.
What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they?
I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
I didn't choose literature. Literature chose me. There was no decision on my side.
I am only interested in bad taste if I can enjoy a gruesome tango or watch a movie that makes me cry.
Tardiness in literature can make me nervous.
I started writing movie scripts. They excited me a lot, but I didn't like them when they were finished because they were simple copies of the films I saw in childhood.
The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective.
My pleasure was to copy, not to create.
I can work in films as long as the story doesn't have a realistic nature. If I'm working with an allegory, a fantasy, it can be developed in synthetic terms.
I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it.
Being a man (male "macho") does not give you right to anything.
Whenever I write, I'm always thinking of the reader.
My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor.
I do believe that reading can help you understand what you're writing and see what others are doing. But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
I like the beauty of Faulkner's poetry. But I don't like his themes, not at all.
Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.
I believe in characters as vehicles of exposition. Their voices are full of hidden clues, and I like to listen to them.
I don't want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious.
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