Quotes by Mario Vargas Llosa

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Mario Vargas Llosa (birth name: Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa) (born March 28, 1936) is a Peruvian writer who is one of Latin America's leading novelists and essayists.

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There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.

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