Mario Vargas Llosa is an acclaimed writer, essayist, college professor, journalist and a recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature. Vargas Llosa learned to read at the age of 5, and says that reading paved his way towards writing. In 1952, his work ‘The Flight of the Inca’, was enacted as a play, and that assured his future in literature. To study law and literature, he joined the University of San Marcos and graduated in 1958. He went to Spain on a scholarship from ‘The Complutense University of Madrid’, and completed his doctorate in philosophy. He shot to fame with his novels like ‘The Green House’, ‘Conversation in the Cathedral’ and ‘The Time of the Hero’. During his time in France, he met other Latin American poets and along with them he contributed to the ‘Latin American boom’. Many of his words, speeches or communication to his friends or students have become popular quotes and these thoughts cover a wide range of topics. Here are a few thoughts, sayings and quotes from the life of this living legend that are sure to fill your life with rainbow colors!
One of the most damaging myths of our time is that poor countries live in poverty because of a conspiracy of the rich countries, who arrange things so as to keep them underdeveloped, in order to exploit them.