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Guillermo C. Infante

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I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.

Guillermo C. Infante

A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself, and then publishes for money. I write for myself and publish just for the reader.

Guillermo C. Infante

I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer.

Guillermo C. Infante

So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana.

Guillermo C. Infante

I first came out against Castro in June 1968, fifteen months after my book had been published, and you cannot imagine how quickly a void was created around me.

Guillermo C. Infante

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.

Guillermo C. Infante

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.

Guillermo C. Infante

If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.

Guillermo C. Infante

I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.

Guillermo C. Infante

I am against the notion of style in itself.

Guillermo C. Infante

I don't have any style.

Guillermo C. Infante

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.

Guillermo C. Infante

Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread.

Guillermo C. Infante

I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.

Guillermo C. Infante

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.

Guillermo C. Infante

Puns are a form of humor with words.

Guillermo C. Infante

American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.

Guillermo C. Infante

I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.

Guillermo C. Infante

When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader.

Guillermo C. Infante

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.

Guillermo C. Infante

For me, literature is a complex game, both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.

Guillermo C. Infante

You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.

Guillermo C. Infante

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.

Guillermo C. Infante

I think that like all writers - and if any writer disagrees with this, then he is not a writer - I write primarily for myself.

Guillermo C. Infante

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.

Guillermo C. Infante
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