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Rudolfo Anaya
By Anonym 16 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

I cannot let things remain as they are, because then I would not be free. If I cease to act because I fear the future, then I create a worse enslavement for myself. That much I know. While my people are not free, I am not free. If the freedom and justice I seek loose destruction upon the earth, then I accept that responsibility, but it seems to me that the real responsibility must be borne by those who keep me from my freedom. I must act!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Around me the moonlight glittered on the pebbles of the llano, and in the night sky a million stars sparkled. Across the river I could see the twinkling lights of the town. In a week I would be returning to school, and as always I would be running up the goat path and crossing the bridge to go to church. Sometime in the future I would have to build my own dream out of those things that were so much a part of my childhood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

There are many gods . . . gods of beauty and magic, gods of the garden, gods in our own backyards, but we go off to foreign countries to find new ones, we reach to the stars to find new ones--. . . . The god of the church is a jealous god; he cannot live in peace with other gods.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

We prayed until our faith passed into an exhaustion that numbed us to sleep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

It is because good is always stronger than evil. Always remember that, Antonio. The smallest bit of good can stand against all the powers of evil in the world and it will emerge triumphant.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Look, I control a large part of this barrio because I control one thing, credit. That’s right, it’s that simple. Credit is the lifeline, the blood that turns the wheels. In Barelas I control it, but out there, well, out there are bigger animals, and they in turn control my credit. It doesn’t matter how good a businessman I am, if they cut off my credit I am dead, the barrio’s dead, nothing grows without the green blood of the dollar. Now, how long do you think it would take the banks to cut off my credit if I joined a group of communists like you? They’d do it like this!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

The past seems to infuse into the present, and in the brown, wringled faces of the old people one sees the presence of the past.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

I've always used the technique of the cuento. I am an oral storyteller, but now I do it on the printed page. I think if we were very wise we would use that same tradition in video cassettes, in movies, and on radio.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

That’s what the welfare people want,' Tranquilino gritted his teeth, 'to have us on welfare and to have our women working. Then they can point to our broken families and say the mexicano is a lazy, no good son-of-a-bitch!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . . . We watched in silence at the beauty and grandeur of the great fish. Out of the corners of my eyes I saw Cico hold his hand to his breast as the golden carp glided by. Then with a switch of his powerful tail the golden carp disappeared into the shadowy water under the thicket.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Understanding comes with life. As a man grows he sees life and death, he is happy and sad, he works, plays, meets people - sometimes it takes a lifetime to acquire understanding, because in the end understanding simply means having sympathy for people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

The germ of creation lies in violence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

The body is not important. It is made of dust; it is made of ashes. It is food for the worms. The winds and the waters dissolve it and scatter it to the four corners of the earth. In the end, what we care most for only lasts a brief lifetime, and then there is eternity. Time forever. Millions of worlds are born, evolve, and pass away into nebulous, unmeasured skies; and there is still eternity. Time always. The body becomes dust and trees and exploding fire, it becomes gaseous and disappears, and still there is eternity. Silent, unopposed, brooding, forever.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Bah! Do you think the poor people of the barrio pay for the upkeep of the Church? No! Wealth flows from wealth! And sources of wealth need stability to exist! And the Church provides stability! We teach the poor how to bear their burden; they are promised the kingdom of heaven, which is far more important than the little gains your strike would make …

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

The sun was good. The men of the llano were men of the sun. The men of the farms along the river were men of the moon. But we were all children of the white sun.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

There are so many dreams to be fulfilled, but Ultima says a man's destiny must unfold itself like a flower, with only the sun and the earth and water making it blossom, and no one else meddling in it

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Any land will flow with milk and honey if it is worked with honest hands!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

I sincerely believe that there is a time in life for drifting. There is a time for sitting back and getting in touch with yourself. Some of our most interesting illuminations and ideas will come when we take time to reflect, time to kick back and cruise awhile.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Perhaps the best god would be like a woman, because only women really knew how to forgive

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

Sometimes a man has to cry. Even if he is a man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

I made strength from everything that had happened to me, so that in the end even the final tragedy could not defeat me. And that is what Ultima tried to teach me, that the tragic consequences of life can be overcome by the magical strength that resides in the human heart. --Antonio

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

It seemed the more I knew about people the more I knew about the strange magic hidden in their hearts.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rudolfo Anaya

We don’t need the gospels, we need the fiery men who wrote them!