I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread
I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.
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.
If the sleep of reason produces monsters, what does the sleep of unreason produce?
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 do not believe in inspiration, but I must have a title in order to work, otherwise I am lost
I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy, as well as a great lover of comic strips
For me, words are just words, nothing else
I am against the notion of style in itself
But I do not have the reader in mind when I write. No true writer does that
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter
Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread
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
Tobacco is the opiate of the gentleman, the religion of the rich.
Dialogue in fiction is always written to be read in silence. The page is the limit. Dialogue on stage and on the screen is meant to be spoken. The voice is the limit.
There were influences in my life that were more important than journalism, such as comic strips and radio.
I am a writer of fragments.
I don't have any style.
I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it.
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