Francisco Goldman Quotes.
My only way of processing anything for me is by writing.
You witness a lot as a journalist, and what you witness becomes a part of you.
Interviewing is in some ways the art of memory.
What’s important about me is that I really have, in ways I never could have foreseen when I was young, a writing career that’s reached a lot of different places.
I’m not a Mexican writer, but I think everything that happens in Mexico affects the Mexican writers I know, in their sense of being human and of being Mexican, even if they don’t in any explicit way address these issues in their writing.
When I see a blatant injustice, I can’t keep quiet. I’ve been that way since I was a little kid.
The U.S., like any other country, allows tourists into its borders in order to make money off them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Why give out tourist visas if you’re not going to let tourists be tourists?
I think the fact that my wife died in Mexico City makes it very important to me; my life went up in smoke at that moment, the family and the future we were going to have. At that point, I was anchored to the city in a way I’ve never been anchored to a place before.
Donald Trump is seriously dark and disturbing. You can’t just dismiss it as one more example of American pop culture grotesque.
The writing that most interests me isn’t about narcos or sicarios or police or whatever. It’s about the victims and the survivors, and about the suffering and trauma that so many in Mexico and Central America endure, and that is all around us whether we notice it or not.
‘Say Her Name’ was a book I never wanted to write and never expected to write. I wasn’t trying to do anything except write a book for Aura – a book that I thought I had to write.
What I see of the US Presidential elections from down here makes me want to disengage from that particular reality and just hole up and read. It’s true. I think if I were living in the US, I would just turn my television and radio off for a year right now, and just read.