Giannina Braschi Quotes

Only what is fated to die is capable of living. Only what dies lives. Why do you think Christ was killed? They killed him to prove that he wasnt a god. But in killing him, they immortalized the perishable and transformed man into a god.

Giannina Braschi

I am egg and always will be, and we are eggs and always will be. Fried eggs. Or rotten eggs. Boiled eggs. Or scrambled eggs. Poached eggs. Or round eggs. Eggs. Eggs. Eggs.

Giannina Braschi

When the Twin Towers fellI felt a dentist had pulled out my two front teeth. I could not laugh anymore. And I have the smile of a smiling damned villain. But I also felt the hole in my mouth became a garage, and entering that garage were terrorists in trucks full of explosives and French diplomatsto f*ck us more with other nationsto run over our dead bodies.

Giannina Braschi

The suicide bomber is an explosion of a contradiction in its paradox, victim and victimizer, yin and yang, two sides of the coin, fire bomb and fire extinguisher, prosecutor and defendant, hangman and hanged.

Giannina Braschi

Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion.

Giannina Braschi

Metaphors and Similes are the beginning of the democratic system of envy.

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I have been a fortune teller. Ages ago I told the forture on buffoons and madmen. You remember. I had a small voice like a grain of sand and enormous hands. Madmen walked over my hands. I told them the truth. I could never lie to them. And now I am sorry.

Giannina Braschi

Behind the word is silence, behind that silence is forgetfulness.

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I have just turned life into a proverb. I just killed it.

Giannina Braschi

Poets and anarchists are always the first to go. Where. To the frontline. Wherever it is.

Giannina Braschi

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