Zitat des Tages von Ariel Dorfman:
We can live with lots of things, but we can't live without imagination, we can't live without hope.
Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
I think to be in exile is a curse, and you need to turn it into a blessing. You've been thrown into exile to die, really, to silence you so that your voice cannot come home. And so my whole life has been dedicated to saying, 'I will not be silenced.'
This America has been the country of greed rather than the country of need.
We live in the age of the refugee, the age of the exile.
I'm a mongrel in the sense that I'm Spanish, English, Latino, Jewish, north, south - all these things are mixed in me.
I'm the most communal person that exists and a very solitary person. So I think writing is a form of getting to the community and being alone, and it's the best of both possible worlds.
Most writers who leave their country physically have already left it mentally and emotionally.
Mining created Chile. The story of men who go down into the mountain and chip away at minerals in the darkness and then suffer an accident that leaves them at the mercy of that darkness is part of the DNA of Chile, an integral part of the country's history.
Those who have never suffered the iniquities of exile cannot possibly understand the significance, the gravitas, of a mattress.
You can survive with anger, but you can't live with it forever.