Coping the quote
6+ quotes from Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez

Quotes from Dirty Havana Trilogy

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez ·  392 pages

Rating: (2.7K votes)


“Life isn't long enough to enjoy and understand all at the same time. You have to decide which is more important”
― Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, quote from Dirty Havana Trilogy


“It's dizzying to think how huge the world is, or to realize how tiny you are”
― Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, quote from Dirty Havana Trilogy


“Cuba may be the only place in the world where you can be yourself and more than yourself at the same time”
― Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, quote from Dirty Havana Trilogy


“A man's allowed to make lots of small mistakes, and there's nothing wrong with that. But if the mistakes are big ones and they weigh him down, his only solution is to stop taking himself seriously. It's the only way to avoid suffering - suffering, prolonged, can be fatal.”
― Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, quote from Dirty Havana Trilogy


“Όταν της τον έβγαλα ήταν πασαλειμμένος με σκατά κι εκείνη αηδίασε. Εγώ όχι. Εγώ είχα πάντα σε εγρήγορση τον κυνισμό, δεν κοιμόταν ποτέ. Το θέμα είναι ότι το σεξ δεν είναι για ανθρώπους με αναστολές. Το σεξ είναι ανταλλαγή υγρών, ρευστών, σάλιου, ανάσας και δυνατών μυρωδιών, ούρων, σπέρματος, σκατών, ιδρώτα, μικροβίων, βακτηρίων. Αλλιώς δεν είναι. Εάν είναι μόνο τρυφερότητα και αιθέρια πνευματικότητα, τότε περιορίζεται σε μια στείρα παρωδία του τι θα μπορούσε να είναι. Τίποτα.”
― Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, quote from Dirty Havana Trilogy


“Gosto de ser belicoso, como bom filho de Ogum. Quando me virem tranquilo, é que já estou apodrecendo.”
― Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, quote from Dirty Havana Trilogy


About the author

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
Born place: in Matanzas, Cuba
Born date January 27, 1950
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Among the many fox magics her sobo had delighted in describing, the one that had most captured her imagination was the power to alter form. The most eldritch among foxes could turn (or so her grandmother would claim in that musical croak that was her storytelling voice) into human beings. The they would creep into the lives of lonely and impressionable souls and offer them long-sought affection.”
― Ali Shaw, quote from The Trees


“That’s why I hate when people say they “found God.” Man, God was never lost. You were. There was never a missing person’s report out for our creator.”
― quote from Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It


“Now, personally, I’d have been happier driving an armored personnel carrier in through the front door. But since we’re the Met, and not the police department of a small town in Missouri, we didn’t have one.”
― Ben Aaronovitch, quote from The Hanging Tree


“My tattoo was tied to them. Another mystery I needed to figure out.”
― Stacey Marie Brown, quote from Dwellers of Darkness


“I’m Sharni,’ she says. ‘We’ve just moved in to number 24, next door.”
― Lynda Renham, quote from Remember Me


Interesting books

Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
(9.2K)
Gone, Gone, Gone
(2.7K)
Gone, Gone, Gone
by Hannah Moskowitz
Parrot and Olivier in America
(6.6K)
Parrot and Olivier i...
by Peter Carey
Icefall
(4.8K)
Icefall
by Matthew J. Kirby
The Sweetest Thing
(17.3K)
The Sweetest Thing
by Jill Shalvis
A Want So Wicked
(1.9K)
A Want So Wicked
by Suzanne Young

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.