Laura Esquivel

Literary Birthday – 30 September – Laura Esquivel

Happy Birthday, Laura Esquivel, born 30 September 1950.

Seven Quotes

  1. To know how to produce a work of art is to know how to discard the extraneous.
  2. Desires and words go hand in hand … they are moved by the same intention to join together, to communicate, to establish bridges between people, whether they are spoken or written.
  3. The simple truth is that the truth does not exist, it all depends on a person’s point of view.
  4. [Words] cling to the very core of our memories and lie there in silence until a new desire reawakens them and recharges them with loving energy…. Like water, words are a wonderful conductor of energy. And the most powerful, transforming energy is the energy of love.
  5. You don’t have to think about love; you either feel it or you don’t.
  6. Whoever controls information, whoever controls meaning, acquires power.
  7. No one who loves life can ignore literature, and no one who loves literature can ignore life.

Laura Esquivel is a Mexican novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. She is well known for her novel, Like Water for Chocolate.

Source for Image

Justine.toms, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 30th September 2014