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Mario Vargas Llosa Quotes

(1936), Latin American Author

Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.

Category: Equality

Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.

Category: Eroticism

No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.

Category: Fiction

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

Category: Literature

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Category: Prison