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Quotes About Carlos Fuentes

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Simone Elkeles
“Look at me, chica." When she does, I repeat, "Eres hermosa."
"What does it mean?"
"You're beautiful.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“I'm in deep shit Alex, 'cause I think I'd like nothin' better than to wake up with her every mornin'.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Hey, Carlos," the Professor says when he walks in. "How was REACH?"
"It sucked."
"Can you be more specific?" my guardian asks.
"It really sucked," I elaborate, sarcasm dripping from every word.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“La cucaracha, La cucaracha, Ya no puede caminar, porque no tiene, porque le falta, I don't know the rest, la la la la!”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Next time I want to do something nice, slap me.”
Simone Elkeles

Simone Elkeles
“Do you ever lose the ego?” Westford asks me.
“Yeah.” When his daughter kisses me, my ego flies out the window.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“And just so you know for the future, I like my double-chocolate chip cookies warm and soft in the middle...and without magnets glued to them."
"Me, too. When you decide to bake me some, let me know.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Did I ever tell you that Alex loves you so much he got your name tattooed all over his body? Hell, he even got your name branded into the back of his neck."
"They say 'LB,' Carlos. The initials for Latino Blood."
"No, no, no. You've got it all wrong. He wants everyone to think that, but in reality it means Lover of Brittany. LB, get it?”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Just so you know, I’m goin’ to enlist.”
“I’m proud of you. But why?”
I groan against the pain but manage to give him a half smile. “I want to make sure Kiara’s got a boyfriend who has more to offer than a hot bod and a face that could make angels weep.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“That’s not the only reason I’m stayin’, chica. I can’t leave you any more than I could walk
out that door right now while my leg is busted up. I was just thinkin’ . . . should we tell your
parents now or later?”
“Tell them what?” I ask, eyes wide.
He kisses me softly, then says proudly, “That we’re in a serious, monogamous, committed
relationship.”
“We are?”
“Sí. And when I get out of here, I’m gonna fix the door to your car.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Dios mio, I think my brother lost his balls somewhere between here and Mexico. Or maybe Brittany has them zipped inside that fancy purse (of hers).”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Can I request another peer guide, One who isn't so happy to be at school at 7:30 a.m.?”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“He laughs. "Put some clothes on so you don't scare poor Kiara with your morning hard-on."
I look down at my shorts. Sure enough, I've got la tengo dura in front of Kiara and Tuck. Shit. I reach out for the first thing I can grab and put it in front of me to shield myself from view. It happens to be one of Kiara's stuffed animals, but I don't have much choice right now.
"That's Kiara's Mojo," Tuck says, laughing. "Get it? Mojo?”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“He opens his window and motions for me to open mine. When I do, he tries to say something. His voice barely carries through the sound of the rain coming down hard between us.

I lean out the car window. "What?" 

He leans out his window, meeting me halfway. We're both wet and soaked, but neither of us seems to care. "Don't run away from me when I need to tell you somethin' important."

"What?" I say, hoping he doesn't notice the tears running down my face, and praying they're getting mixed up with the rain. 

"Tonight was . . . well, it was perfect for me, too. You've turned my world upside down. I've fallen in love with you, chica, and it scares the fuckin' shit outta me. I've been shakin' all night, because I knew it. I've tried to deny it, to make you think I wanted you as a fake girlfriend, but that was a lie." 

"I love you, Kiara," he says before his lips move forward and meet mine.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Do I hear a challenge?” she whispers, “Oh, Carlos. You know I can’t resist a challenge.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Girls like you want to cut guy's nuts off and hang 'em from your rearview mirror.”
Simone Elkeles

Simone Elkeles
“A garter. You’re supposed to take it off and keep it as a memento. K-k-kinda like a trophy
for going far sexually with a girl. It’s stupid, really. And kind of d-d-degrading if I think about
it too m-m-much.”
“I know what it is,” he says, amusement evident in his voice. “I just wanted to hear your
explanation.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“Want to get in trouble with me, Carlos?”
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Simone Elkeles
“Didn't you learn anything from my mistakes?" he asks.
Shit, when Alex was in the Latino Blood back in Chicago I worshiped him. "You don't want to hear my answer to that.”
Simone Elkeles

Carlos Fuentes
“Yo no soy mexicano. Yo no soy gringo. Yo no soy chicano. No soy gringo en USA y mexicano en Mexico. Soy chicano en todas partes. No tengo que asimilarme a nada. Tengo mi propia historia.”
Carlos Fuentes

Simone Elkeles
“K,
the lady at the store said yellow means friendship and red means love. The rosary is the only thing I own that has value to me. It's yours. I'm yours
C.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“You’re not the only one in this relationship who loves a
challenge,” he says. “And just so you know for the future, I like my double-chocolate chip
cookies warm and soft in the middle . . . and without magnets glued to them.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“I want to make sure Kiara’s got a boyfriend who has more to offer than a hot bod and a face that could make angels weep.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Simone Elkeles
“I, _______________________, certify that by signing below I agree to abide by the rules outlined in the REACH Handbook. I understand the rules, which have been properly explained to me by a REACH staff member. I further acknowledge that if I disregard the rules for any reason I will be subject to disciplinary action which may include in-house detention, additional counseling, and/or expulsion from the REACH program.

What it really means: I, __________________, sign my freedom over to REACH staff. By signing this piece of paper, I certify that my life will be dictated by other people and I'll live a miserable existence while I'm in Colorado.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Carlos Fuentes
“La muerte espera al más valiente, al más rico, al más bello. Pero los iguala al más cobarde, al más pobre, al más feo, no en el simple hecho de morir, ni siquiera en la conciencia de la muerte, sino en la ignorancia de la muerte. Sabemos que un día vendrá, pero nunca sabemos lo que es.”
Carlos Fuentes

“You know what you need?”
“What?”
“You need to think about what a badass bald man would do in this situation”
“There are no badass bald men. By definition.”
“What about Dwight D. Eisenhower?” Carlos suggested.
“President Eisenhower?”
“Doesn’t he qualify as a badass?” Carlos insisted.
“Look, he may have been president, but he doesn’t exactly come to people’s minds when you ask them to think of a badass.”
“All right. How about Kojak?” Carlos asked.
“That police detective show with Telly Savalas?” Sammy asked.
“Yeah, Kojak. He was a badass. Always cool under pressure.”
“All right,” Sammy replied. “Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that Kojak was a bald badass. So what?’
“So you have to imagine how Kojak would deal with this situation we have in front of us. He wouldn’t be worried about whether this girl digs bald guys. He would just walk right up to her, knowing that he’s a badass and just take care of business. You see, it’s all in the delivery.”
“The delivery?”
“Yeah, the execution”
Zack Love

Carlos Fuentes
“¿Podemos hoy imaginar el mundo sin Don Quijote? Cuesta mucho. ¿Sin Hamlet? Cuesta mucho. Sin embargo, hubo una época en que no existían.Hoy ellos forman parte de la realidad porque fueron imaginados; lo que se imagina se convierte entonces en parte de la realidad...”
Carlos Fuentes

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