Juan Rulfo

Mexican writer (1917-1986)

Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno (May 16, 1917–January 7, 1986), was a Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer.

Juan Rulfo

QuotesEdit

  • Nothing can last forever; there is no memory, however intense, that does not fade.
  • It is a difficult thing to grow up knowing that the thing where we can hold on to take root is dead.
    • From his work “Tell them not to kill me!” in the short story collection The Burning Plain
  • ’I will get to the idea that I dreamed you,’ he said. Because the truth is that I've known you for a long time, but I like you more when I dream of you. Then I make of you what I want. Not like now that, as you see, we have not been able to do anything.
    • From his work “A piece of night” in the short story collection The Golden Cockerel and Other Writings
  • Learn this, son: in the new nest you have to leave an egg. When I aged you, you will learn to live, you will know that the children are leaving you, that they do not thank you for anything; They eat until your memory.
    • From his work “Northern Passage” in the short story collection The Burning Plain
  • The living are those who are a shame. Don't you think so? The dead do not give war to anyone; but what is alive, they do not find how to mortify the lives of others. If they even kill each other to end the hearts of others. With that I tell you everything. On the other hand, we must not hate the dead. They are the great thing. Are good. The best beings on earth.
    • From his work “A piece of night” in the short story collection The Golden Cockerel and Other Writings

Quotes about RulfoEdit

  • I belong to the first generation of Latin American writers brought up reading other Latin American writers. Before my time the work of Latin American writers was not well distributed, even on our continent. In Chile it was very hard to read other writers from Latin America. My greatest influences have been all the great writers of the Latin American Boom in literature: García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Cortázar, Borges, Paz, Rulfo, Amado, etc.

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