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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: The skies will be magnificent. Pollutants have made Jersey sunsets one of the wonders of The skies will be magnificent. Pollutants have made Jersey sunsets one of the wonders of the world. Point it out. Touch her shoulder and say, That's nice, right? — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Julie Klausner: I just feel like I understand Cameron Diaz better than I ever have before, and I just feel like I understand Cameron Diaz better than I ever have before, and I don't like it. I don't like to see everything I see. It's like a magnifying mirror only soulful, and I'm not looking at her, I'm looking at us, you know? And our pores are huge. — Julie Klausner
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I'm still trying to figure out how to write about cancer and my family's experience I'm still trying to figure out how to write about cancer and my family's experience with it. If I had been able to write 'The Pura Principle' back in those days, I'm positive it would have had no humor in it. Which means the story would have been false. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: Just because you can put something in your mouth, chew it, swallow it, and then Just because you can put something in your mouth, chew it, swallow it, and then poop it out doesn't mean it's food. It just means you can chew it, swallow it, and poop it out. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: The one thing about being a dude and writing from a female perspective is that The one thing about being a dude and writing from a female perspective is that the baseline is, you suck. The baseline is it takes so long for you to work those atrophied muscles - for you to get on parity with what women's representations of men are. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Nick Diaz: My life's a mess. I'm not afraid to admit it. My life's a mess. I'm not afraid to admit it. — Nick Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Matt Diaz: What I love about the Bible is that it's a group of stories but it's What I love about the Bible is that it's a group of stories but it's all telling one main story. It's about Jesus Christ. The story is not about me. That takes a lot of the pressure off me, but it also puts the responsibility on me to point people to who the true story is about. — Matt Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I am in love with life. I think it's pretty awesome when you are engaged I am in love with life. I think it's pretty awesome when you are engaged in it. I love my family and my friends, and that to me is the biggest ... that's the love of my life are my friends and family and the experience that I get to share with them. It puts a smile on my face and in my heart. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: If you are not in the habit of being active, you are at risk for If you are not in the habit of being active, you are at risk for a number of ailments that would probably not be an issue if you just moved. Moving your body on a daily basis, continually throughout the day, is your body's instinct because it is essential to its well-being. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I'm not ashamed of being a bubbly, funny person. I think that's as valid as I'm not ashamed of being a bubbly, funny person. I think that's as valid as being the dark, brooding, tortured Oscar-nominated one. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Mario Diaz-Balart: President Obama's actions are an unconscionable betrayal of America's fundamental values and a profound insult President Obama's actions are an unconscionable betrayal of America's fundamental values and a profound insult to the oppressed Cuban people. — Mario Diaz-Balart
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I think story-telling is innate in human beings, it's something that we've done since we I think story-telling is innate in human beings, it's something that we've done since we scrawled across cave walls. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: It's cute when you meet young boys and they're bright red and breathing like they've It's cute when you meet young boys and they're bright red and breathing like they've run up the stairs, but they're just sitting outside the door. I've had phone calls in the middle of the night when I stay at hotels. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: As a Dominican man, you're socialized to be a playboy. You spend a lot of As a Dominican man, you're socialized to be a playboy. You spend a lot of time being taught that women are important, but without the really positive framework of why. You figure out quickly it's because of culo (ass). But there is a sense that it's not that simple. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By James Corden: I don't consider myself to be incredibly confident, or really lacking in confidence. When you're I don't consider myself to be incredibly confident, or really lacking in confidence. When you're on Jonathan Ross' or Graham Norton's show, inevitably there's something to sell. And there's a live audience; you're sat between Cameron Diaz and Tinie Tempah - I don't really see it as 'me.' It would be odd if it was. — James Corden
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: She's dark and heavy-browed and has a mouth like unswept glass - when you least She's dark and heavy-browed and has a mouth like unswept glass - when you least expect it she cuts you. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy. God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I make films for myself, first and foremost, just because it is such a personal I make films for myself, first and foremost, just because it is such a personal experience, and it's something I really have to want to do and feel connected to. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: We get so many people saying short fiction is not economical, that it doesn't sell; We get so many people saying short fiction is not economical, that it doesn't sell; but there are so many of us enjoying writing it and reading it. So it's wonderful to be around people who love short fiction too - it's like hanging around with my tribe. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: Picking projects, it's always director first and then script. Those two things are pretty much Picking projects, it's always director first and then script. Those two things are pretty much head-to-head. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: There's a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, There's a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it's healthy. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: It's like Abuela says: Every snake always thinks it's biting into a rat until the It's like Abuela says: Every snake always thinks it's biting into a rat until the day it bites into a mongoose. That — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: But I just knew, from everything that I saw, that there is no transcending the But I just knew, from everything that I saw, that there is no transcending the human experience. You've got to realize that most of us feel permanently displaced and savagely undone. Most of us try everything we can to manage our fears and our insecurities. Most of us are profoundly inhuman to ourselves and other people, and that makes us no less valuable, and no less worthy of attention and love. I didn't transcend all this stuff, you just got to live with them, man, and there's nothing like trying to run away from all that stuff to guarantee its supremacy. My idea is to change at least the percentage of the vote. These voices are always going to get a vote, but do they always have to have the majority of the vote? ... You try to distribute who you are in different proportions, but the transcendence myth will just do you in, in the long run. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey's records on. — Cameron Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Melonie Diaz: I loved high school. I had the best high school experience of all time. I I loved high school. I had the best high school experience of all time. I know that's not a common feeling, but it's the best. You're like, you know, 14 and expressing yourself on a daily basis creatively? That's pretty incredible. — Melonie Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: One of the many characteristics of the new is that, at first, it's very hard One of the many characteristics of the new is that, at first, it's very hard to recognize it for what it is. We're lucky if we recognize something as being new when it first appears. Usually I think we don't have that privilege. It's usually after the fact that we suddenly turn around and say, 'Wow, this thing is amazing.' — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It's old, dynamic, African-American, Latino. New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It's old, dynamic, African-American, Latino. — Junot Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Richard Diaz: No scientific or medical study is valid unless and until a heavy metal assay has No scientific or medical study is valid unless and until a heavy metal assay has been completed on the subject(s). — Richard Diaz
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Diaz's Sayings By Mario Diaz-Balart: Immigration comes up, but the issue that is on everybody's mind is the economy. Immigration comes up, but the issue that is on everybody's mind is the economy. — Mario Diaz-Balart
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I wrote my first sucio story, as I call them, in 1997. This was always I wrote my first sucio story, as I call them, in 1997. This was always my 'cheater's book,' my book about sucios desgraciados. My plan was to write a book about how people deal with love and loss. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Louise Nurding: What works for me is a little bit of training and sensible eating. You know, What works for me is a little bit of training and sensible eating. You know, the Cameron Diaz's of the world put a lot of effort into it! But you can't have it all - I like going out for dinner with my husband; I like meeting my mates at Starbucks! — Louise Nurding
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: My thing is, I'm just way too harsh. It's an enormous impediment, and that's just My thing is, I'm just way too harsh. It's an enormous impediment, and that's just the truth of it. It doesn't make me any better, make me any worse, it certainly isn't more valorous. I have a character defect, man. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Lav Diaz: I can easily go to America, or I can easily escape to some places in I can easily go to America, or I can easily escape to some places in Europe with friends. But the place for me is the Philippines. The struggle is there. I cannot turn my back on it. It's a responsibility. — Lav Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Fernando Alonso Diaz: I don't have any relationship with God and I've never wanted it. I don't believe I don't have any relationship with God and I've never wanted it. I don't believe in fate or in any superior entity; if a plane crashes and people die, it's not because Heaven said so. — Fernando Alonso Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Usually at the end of each story we're thrown clear out of the story's world Usually at the end of each story we're thrown clear out of the story's world and then we're given a new world to enter. What's unique about a linked collection is that it can deliver both sets of narrative pleasures - the novel's long immersion into character-world and the story anthology's energetic (and mortal) brevity - the linked collection is unique in its ability to be both abrupt and longitudinal simultaneously. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Art is not boosterism, it's not propaganda, and it's not spin, but that's not something Art is not boosterism, it's not propaganda, and it's not spin, but that's not something that art does, and nor has it historically ever done it. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: There's little question that short stories, like poetry, don't get the respect they deserve in There's little question that short stories, like poetry, don't get the respect they deserve in the culture - but what can you do? Like Canute, one cannot fight the sea, you have to go with your love, and hope one day, things change. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: That's the kind of culture I belong to: people took their child's black complexion as That's the kind of culture I belong to: people took their child's black complexion as an ill omen. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Mayra A. Diaz: Protect our children from failure, is impossible; Teach them how to get up can make Protect our children from failure, is impossible; Teach them how to get up can make the difference — Mayra A. Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: The fountain of youth [for me], let's see ... I guess it's exercise, healthy diet, The fountain of youth [for me], let's see ... I guess it's exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex - yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It's healthy, it's natural, it's what we are here to do! — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: This is what I know: people's hopes go on forever. This is what I know: people's hopes go on forever. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Nick Diaz: Fighters are afraid of conditioning, they are afraid of getting tired, but I don't want Fighters are afraid of conditioning, they are afraid of getting tired, but I don't want to have anxiety or be afraid of anything. I can go 100 percent out there and never have to worry about getting tired. Everybody says fighting is 90 percent mental, and it's true. Knowing you can go 15 minutes or 25 minutes without any problem can help you sustain that mental advantage over your opponent ... — Nick Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Catherine Deneuve: I admire Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet. I like a lot of comedians. I like I admire Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet. I like a lot of comedians. I like Cameron Diaz - she's funny and has a very light spirit. That's quite rare nowadays. There are many actresses I admire. — Catherine Deneuve
Diaz's Sayings By Lav Diaz: I make films, and festivals, museums, and academia are embracing the work. It will be I make films, and festivals, museums, and academia are embracing the work. It will be heard. It's bound to happen because cinema is universal. You create it, some people will notice it, some people will watch it. — Lav Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that's them just understanding themselves better and better. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: As women in today's society, we are encouraged to compare ourselves to other women when As women in today's society, we are encouraged to compare ourselves to other women when what we need to do is focus on our own strengths, our own capabilities, our own beauty. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: It is probably her son she misses, or the father. Or our whole country, which It is probably her son she misses, or the father. Or our whole country, which you never think of until it's gone, which you never love until you're no longer there. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: The thing is, you try your best, and what else you got? You try your The thing is, you try your best, and what else you got? You try your best, really, that's all you can do. And for me, my best happens really so rarely. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Libba Bray: I just read this great quote by Junot Diaz, he was talking about true intimacy, I just read this great quote by Junot Diaz, he was talking about true intimacy, and he was saying that it was the willingness to be vulnerable and to be found out. That's what I felt that YA did. It wasn't pretentious, and it wasn't hiding its heart. It wanted to be found out ...
It felt like those moments when you go to a party and you're standing around for a long time, going, I don't fit in here, what am I going to talk to these people about? And everybody's getting drunk, and then you find this one person, and you end up sitting in some corner talking about all these arcane things.
And then before you know it you're having a conversation about the meaning of life and it's four o'clock in the morning. That kind of feeling, that kind of intimacy - I felt like that's what I got from YA. — Libba Bray
Diaz's Sayings By Matt Diaz: I just try to find ways to love the people that I'm around. It's hard I just try to find ways to love the people that I'm around. It's hard sometimes because I'm selfish and I want to focus inwardly but when I can fight against that and look at other people's needs, it's really a stark contrast to what people are used to in such a selfish environment. — Matt Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Kristen Callihan: Kiss the girl, already." Johnson begins to sing. Badly. A cheesy tot hits his cheek, Kiss the girl, already." Johnson begins to sing. Badly. A cheesy tot hits his cheek, and he chucks a wing at Diaz in retaliation. It goes wide. "Isn't that the song the little crab sings in The Lion King?" Dex asks. "It's The Little Mermaid. And stop playing like you don't know. — Kristen Callihan
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I learned and it was exactly what I needed [Transcendental Meditation]. The thing that blew I learned and it was exactly what I needed [Transcendental Meditation]. The thing that blew me away was that it was the easiest thing I've ever done- not the easiest meditation, but the easiest thing I've ever learned. I learn a lot of things- that's my job! It's so simple to learn, so simple to practice. And the restoration that comes to you, the benefit across your life; it's changed everything. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: The word came into common usage during the First American Occupation of the DR, which The word came into common usage during the First American Occupation of the DR, which ran from 1916 to 1924. (You didn't know we were occupied twice in the twentieth century? Don't worry, when you have kids they won't know the U.S. occupied Iraq either.) During the First Occupation it was reported that members of the American Occupying Forces would often attend Dominican parties but instead of joining in the fun the Outlanders would simply stand at the edge of dances and watch. Which of course must have seemed like the craziest thing in the world. Who goes to a party to watch? — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I figured this staying up meant something. Maybe it was loss or love or some I figured this staying up meant something. Maybe it was loss or love or some other word that we say when it's too fucking late but the boys weren't into melodrama. They heard that shit and said no. Especially the Old Man. Divorced at twenty, with two kids down in D.C., neither of which he sees anymore. He heard me and said, Listen. There are forty-four ways to get over this. He showed me his bitten-up hands. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: It's important to be active in the causes that are important to you ... That's It's important to be active in the causes that are important to you ... That's how we make changes in this world. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: In the story shoes are just a metaphor for what these girls go through ... In the story shoes are just a metaphor for what these girls go through ... the grass is always greener and everyone always wants to be in somebody else's shoes; they don't want to be in their own. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: You live in a world where you can drive through the drive-thru, flop down in You live in a world where you can drive through the drive-thru, flop down in a chair to work all day, and spend your evening on the couch, in front of the TV, before you crawl off to your cozy bed. Even if you work hard all day, your day-to-day living can make your body soft. And that softness is a modern-day killer, the equivalent of the savanna-dweller's lion (actually, the lion was better, since it kept people moving). — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I already told you it's over, he snaps. What else do you want? A maldito I already told you it's over, he snaps. What else do you want? A maldito corpse? You women never know how to leave things alone. You never know how to let go. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: She's sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper. She's sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Because I can't seem to escape it. It's a way for me to address and Because I can't seem to escape it. It's a way for me to address and counter my questions about what it means to be human, or, in my case a Dominican human who grew up in New Jersey. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Lincoln Diaz-Balart: One of the achievements of which I am most proud was the codification, the writing One of the achievements of which I am most proud was the codification, the writing into U.S. law, of the U.S. embargo on the Castro dictatorship. — Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: But folks always underestimate what the promise of a lifetime of starvation, powerlessness, and humiliation But folks always underestimate what the promise of a lifetime of starvation, powerlessness, and humiliation can provoke in a young person's character. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Bar Paly: The actresses I most admire are Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vergara. They're amazing comedic actresses The actresses I most admire are Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vergara. They're amazing comedic actresses and also gorgeous. That's the direction I'd like my career to go in. — Bar Paly
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: You whispered my full name and we fell asleep in each other's arms and I You whispered my full name and we fell asleep in each other's arms and I remember how the next morning you were gone, completely gone, and nothing in my bed or the house could have proven otherwise. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Matt Diaz: I've been sent down to the minor leagues six or seven times in my career. I've been sent down to the minor leagues six or seven times in my career. You've just got to have that stability. It's huge. It's comforting. And it's reassuring. To be part of something in this world that's constantly changing like baseball, it's awesome to have your hope anchored in something that's so stable. — Matt Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Bill Bryson: The English team's revisions showed that the Cambrian had been a time of unparalleled innovation The English team's revisions showed that the Cambrian had been a time of unparalleled innovation and experimentation in body designs. For almost four billion years life had dawdled along without any detectable ambitions in the direction of complexity, and then suddenly, in the space of just five or ten million years, it had created all the basic body designs still in use today. Name a creature, from a nematode worm to Cameron Diaz, and they all use architecture first created in the Cambrian party. — Bill Bryson
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: The Prisoner's Wife echoes Edwidge Danticat's Farming of the Bones in the urgency in which The Prisoner's Wife echoes Edwidge Danticat's Farming of the Bones in the urgency in which it reminds us of the possibility of love even amidst the ruins. This is a terrifying, heart-breaking and, ultimately, important book. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Nick Diaz: I would just like to be real and be me. It's just really hard to I would just like to be real and be me. It's just really hard to do walking around and everyone knows who I am. — Nick Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: Sexuality and love can be different things. I can be attracted to a woman sexually, Sexuality and love can be different things. I can be attracted to a woman sexually, but it doesn't mean I want to be in love with a woman. If I'm going to be with a woman sexually, it doesn't mean I'm a lesbian. We put these restraints and definitions on people, but it's hard to define. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Matt Diaz: If I have a great game, I don't get too high. If I have a If I have a great game, I don't get too high. If I have a terrible game, I don't get too low. I know that there's more to this life and we were created for more than just to play a game. — Matt Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: For Oscar, high school was the equivalent of a medieval spectacle, like being put in For Oscar, high school was the equivalent of a medieval spectacle, like being put in the stocks and forced to endure the peltings and outrages of a mob of deranged half-wits, an experience from which he supposed he should have emerged a better person, but that's not really what happened - and if there were any lessons to be gleaned from the ordeal of those years he never quite figured out what they were. He walked into school every day like the fat lonely nerdy kid he was, and all he could think about was the day of his manumission, when he would at last be set free from its unending horror. Hey, Oscar, are there faggots on Mars? - Hey, Kazoo, catch this. The first time he heard the term moronic inferno he know exactly where it was located and who were its inhabitants. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: You don't know what it's like to grow up with a mother who never said You don't know what it's like to grow up with a mother who never said a positive thing in her life, not about her children or the world, who was always suspicious, always tearing you down and splitting your dreams straight down the seams. When my first pen pal, Tomoko, stopped writing me after three letters she was the one who laughed: You think someone's going to lose life writing to you? Of course I cried; I was eight and I had already planned that Tomoko and her family would adopt me. My mother of course saw clean into the marrow of those dreams, and laughed. I wouldn't write to you either, she said. She was that kind of mother: who makes you doubt yourself, who would wipe you out if you let her. But I'm not going to pretend either. For a long time I let her say what she wanted about me, and what was worse, for a long time I believed her. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: It's never the changes we want that change everything. It's never the changes we want that change everything. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: My thing is every generation of Americans has to answer what we call the 'Superman My thing is every generation of Americans has to answer what we call the 'Superman Question.' Superman comes, lands in America. He's illegal. He's one of these kids. He's wrapped up in a red bullfighter's cape. And you've got to decide what we're gonna do with Superman. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I believe in fate and what's meant to be mine will be mine, and if I believe in fate and what's meant to be mine will be mine, and if it's not in my lap, then it's not mine. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: He's really jealous, Ybon said rather weakly. Just have him meet me, Oscar said. I He's really jealous, Ybon said rather weakly. Just have him meet me, Oscar said. I make all boyfriends feel better about themselves. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that's where the real work gets done. Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that's where the real work gets done. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Mario Diaz-Balart: I will leave the U.S. Congress when the term for which I was elected expires I will leave the U.S. Congress when the term for which I was elected expires in January 2011 and return to the practice of law with a sense of duty fulfilled. — Mario Diaz-Balart
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Elvis Jr. watches you with considerable gravitas. He is a piercingly cute carajito. He has Elvis Jr. watches you with considerable gravitas. He is a piercingly cute carajito. He has all these mosquito bites on his legs and an old scab on his head no one can explain to you. You are suddenly overcome with the urge to cover him with your arms, with your whole body. Later, Elvis Sr. fills you in on the Plan. I'll bring him over to the States in a few years. I'll tell the wife he was an accident, a one-time thing when I was drunk and I didn't find out about it until now. And that's going to work? It will work out, he says testily. Bro, your wife ain't going to buy that. And what the fuck do you know? Elvis says. It ain't like your shit ever works. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: And yet there are other days, when I'm downtrodden or morose, when I find myself And yet there are other days, when I'm downtrodden or morose, when I find myself at my desk late at night, unable to sleep, flipping through (of all things) Oscar's dog-eared copy of Watchmen. One of the few things that he took with him on the Final Voyage that we recovered. The original trade. I flip through the book, one of his top three, without question, to the last horrifying chapter: "A Stronger Loving World." To the only panel he's circled. Oscar - who never defaced a book in his life - circled one panel three times in the same emphatic pen he used to write his last letters home. The panel where Adrian Veidt and Dr. Manhattan are having their last convo. After the mutant brain has destroyed New York City; after Dr. Manhattan has murdered Rorschach; after Veidt's plan has succeded in "saving the world." Veidt says: "I did the right thing, didn't I? It all worked out in the end." And Manhattan, before fading from our Universe, replies: "In — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn't for race, X-Men doesn't sense. If it wasn't for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn't make sense. If it wasn't for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn't make sense. If it wasn't for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction's contact stories doesn't make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We're the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things - erased, and yet without us - we are essential. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: She was coming over to my place and instead of us hanging with my knucklehead She was coming over to my place and instead of us hanging with my knucklehead boys - me smoking, her bored out of her skull - we were seeing movies. Driving out to different places to eat. Even caught a play at the Crossroads and I took her picture with some bigwig black playwrights, pictures where she's smiling so much you'd think her wide-ass mouth was going to unhinge. We were a couple again. Visiting each other's family on the weekends. Eating breakfast at diners hours before anybody else was up, rummaging through the New Brunswick library together, the one Carnegie built with his guilt money. A nice rhythm we had going. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Nate Diaz: There's round-winners, and there's fighters. There's round-winners, and there's fighters. — Nate Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Gwyneth Paltrow: Cameron Diaz is probably my biggest beauty mentor of my friends. She knows how to Cameron Diaz is probably my biggest beauty mentor of my friends. She knows how to do her own hair and makeup; she's really good at it. — Gwyneth Paltrow
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I was surrounded by a lot of male writers of color who have this incredibly I was surrounded by a lot of male writers of color who have this incredibly bizarre relationship to masculinity. It's like we were all mega-nerds but you would never know that if you listened to the way they talk about themselves. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Motherfuckers will read a book that's one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish Motherfuckers will read a book that's one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we're taking over. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: Everything's a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. Everything's a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. There's no guarantee. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Lav Diaz: "Filipino" is the Spanish side of our history. The islands were named after King Felipe, "Filipino" is the Spanish side of our history. The islands were named after King Felipe, so we became known as Filipinos. It's a brand, it's a name. But we're Malays. Before colonizers came to our shores, we were Malays. My praxis is about being Malay - the struggle of the Malays before we became Filipinos. — Lav Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Tammy Blackwell: So, what's the plan?" I asked as I sat down at the table not really So, what's the plan?" I asked as I sat down at the table not really big enough for two. Liam grabbed my bag and tossed it onto the table. "First we unpack, and then I expect to see you on your knees." After the exchange with Diaz my brain automatically went somewhere very, very bad. "W-w-what?" I could feel the blush stretching over every inch of my body. Seriously, I think my feet were even embarrassed and angry. "I'm not ... I won't ... " I knew the moment Liam realized what I was thinking because his face also shot up in flames. "No! Not ... That." He looked as though he was having some sort of episode, like maybe an aneurysm. "You were supposed to get down on your knees and beg me for forgiveness because you were wrong about the pizza guy. I don't want ... I mean, I wasn't asking you to
" I held up a hand. "Please don't say it. I think we've both been traumatized enough. — Tammy Blackwell
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Yes, the wildness was in me, yes it kept my heart beating fast all the Yes, the wildness was in me, yes it kept my heart beating fast all the long day, yes it danced around me while I walked down the street, yes it let me look boys straight in the face when they stared at me, yes it turned my laugh from a cough into a long wild fever, but I was still scared. How could I not be? I was my mother's daughter. Her hold on me stronger than love. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Nick Diaz: I may not be able to keep fighting for money ... but I will always I may not be able to keep fighting for money ... but I will always have to fight for my dignity, because that's who I am. — Nick Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end - whether we've had direct People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end - whether we've had direct experience or not - there's part of you that knows there's absolutely no more piercing betrayal. People are undone by it. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Lav Diaz: There is no border. I'm branding my films as Malay cinema, but it's just about There is no border. I'm branding my films as Malay cinema, but it's just about cinema. Everything that I make is about humanity's struggle, so there is no border, really. — Lav Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: That night Ana Iris and I go to a movie. We cannot understand the English That night Ana Iris and I go to a movie. We cannot understand the English but we both like the new theater's clean rugs. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: Genre might certainly increase some of your narrative freedoms, but it also diminishes others. That's Genre might certainly increase some of your narrative freedoms, but it also diminishes others. That's the nature of genre. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I've been trying to write. I also spent a lot of time on different campuses, I've been trying to write. I also spent a lot of time on different campuses, in conversation, helping other writers. That's what I do: I teach them writing. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Cameron Diaz: I don't even own a TV because I think it's the devil. I don't even own a TV because I think it's the devil. — Cameron Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: We all have a blind spot and it's shaped exactly like us. We all have a blind spot and it's shaped exactly like us. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: As for my slowness as a writer - that's been a struggle, no question. We As for my slowness as a writer - that's been a struggle, no question. We live in a culture that values and rewards machine-speed productivity. Even the arts are expected to conform to the Taylor model of productivity. — Junot Diaz
Diaz's Sayings By Junot Diaz: I think men spend so much time passing for being men. There's a sense among I think men spend so much time passing for being men. There's a sense among many writers of color that the most invisible figure that was sitting between all of us was the nerd. But it was the thing we weren't saying, that people were afraid to say, like, "Yo, what we do is nerdy by definition." — Junot Diaz