I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread
When I write, the first blank page, or any blank page, means nothing to me. What means something is a page that has been filled with words.
I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.
Writing for me, even what you call serious writing, is play.
What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other
A good smoker, like a good lover, always takes his time with a cigar.
I left my country because I was forced to, and I do not think that I am going to lose my language because I live in England
Cigars must be smoked one at a time, peaceably, with all the leisure in the world. Cigarettes are of the instant, Cigars are for eternity.
It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.
I know that many writers have had to write under censorship and yet produced good novels; for instance, Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.
I think that like all writers - and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer - I write primarily for myself
I was able to read a movie before I was able to read a book
When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader
That is what I define as a novel: something that has a beginning, a middle and an end, with characters and a plot that sustain interest from the first sentence to the last. But that is not what I do at all.
No, absolutely not, writing doesn't have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking.
Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
Puns are a form of humor with words.
If the sleep of reason produces monsters, what does the sleep of unreason produce?
I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer.
I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter
Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread
Titles are not only important, they are essential for me. I cannot write without a title
I don't much believe in the idea of characters. I write with words, that is all. Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or that character does not matter to me
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends