Poor Mexico - so far from God and so close to the United States.
Land and Freedom!
I was in hospital once. There was a man in another ward, dying of throat cancer. In the silence, I could hear his screams continually. That's the only kind of form my work has.
Why should I be my aunt,
or me, or anyone?
boots, hands, the family voice
I felt in my throat, or even
the National Geographic
and those awful hanging breasts
held us all together
or made us all just one?
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives its final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.
What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.
When possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment.
William B Given
In the case of European towns, the passing of centuries provides an enhancement; in the case of American towns, the passing of years brings degeneration. It is not simply that they have been newly built; they were built so as to be renewable as quickly as they were put up, that is, badly.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
I think that I am here, on this earth,
To present a report on it, but to whom I don't know.
As if I were sent so that whatever takes place
Has meaning because it changes into memory.
The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
H R Trevor-Roper
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.