Quotes from Kiss of the Spider Woman

Manuel Puig ·  281 pages

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“Es que habría que saber aceptar las cosas como se dan, y apreciar lo bueno que te pase, aunque no dure. Porque nada es para siempre.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“- Estoy muy cansado, Valentín. Estoy cansado de sufrir. Vos no sabés, me duelte todo por dentro.
- ¿ Adónde te duele?
- Adentro del pecho, y en la garganta - ¿ Porque será que la tristeza se siente siempre ahí?”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“No creo en eso de vivir el momento, Molina, nadie vive el momento.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“-Es curioso que uno no pueda estar sin encariñarse con algo. Es como si la mente segregara sentimiento sin parar...
-¿Vos creés?
-... lo mismo que el estómago segrega jugo para digerir.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“- But you have to reason it out then and convince yourself.
- Yes, but there are reasons of the heart that reason doesn't encompass.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman



“- And what's so bad about being soft like a woman? Why is it men or whoever, some poor bastard, some queen, can't be sensitive too, if he's got a mind to?
...
- But if men acted like women there wouldn't be anymore torturers.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“—¿Y ella no tiene frío?
—No, no se acuerda del frío, está como en otro mundo, ensimismada dibujando a la pantera.
—Si está ensimismada no está en otro mundo. Ésa es una contradicción.
—Sí, es cierto, ella está ensimismada, metida en el mundo
que tiene adentro de ella misma, y que apenas si lo está empezando a descubrir.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“--And the good thing about feeling happy, you know, Valentin? ...It's that you think it's forever, that one's never ever going to feel unhappy again.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“—And what's so bad about being soft like a woman? Why is it men or whoever, some poor bastard, some queen, can't be sensitive, too, if he's got a mind to?
—I don't know, but sometimes that kind of behavior can get in a man's way.
—When? When it comes to torturing?”
—No, when it comes to being finished with the torturers.”
—But if men acted like women there wouldn't be anymore torturers.”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


“Тогава музиката набира сила, цигулките зазвънтяват триумфално, а тя го пита какво означава тази мелодия. Той казва, че му е любимата, че тези цигулчени талази са водите на една германска река ...”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman



“Dearest . . . I am writing you once more now, night . . . brings a silence that helps me talk to you, and I wonder . . . could you be remembering too, sad dreams . . . of this strange love affair. My dear . . . although life may never let us meet again, and we—because of fate—must always live apart . . . I swear, this heart of mine will be always yours . . . my thoughts, my whole life, forever yours . . . just as this pain . . . belongs . . . to you . . .”
― Manuel Puig, quote from Kiss of the Spider Woman


About the author

Manuel Puig
Born place: in General Villegas, Argentina
Born date December 28, 1932
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