Junot Diaz Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Junot Diaz quotes, Junot Diaz sayings, and Junot Diaz proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end. Junot Diaz
Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won't work. Junot Diaz
Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations-but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families. Junot Diaz
She's applying her lipstick; I've always believed that the universe invented the color red solely for latinas. Junot Diaz
It's just a matter of willpower. The day you decide it's over, it's over. You never get over it. Junot Diaz
Stereotypes, they're sensual, cultural weapons. That's the way that we attack people. At an artistic level, stereotypes are terrible writing. Junot Diaz
Infidelity raises profound questions about intimacy. Junot Diaz
Nothing more exhilarating ... than saving yourself by the simple act of waking. Junot Diaz
We know story collections end when they end, as well – the pages serving as a countdown – but nevertheless the standard story anthology hews closer to what makes being human so hard: it reminds you with each story how quickly everything we are, everything we call our lives can change, can be upended, can disappear. Never to return. Junot Diaz
Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That's just the truth of it. Junot Diaz
If we do not begin to practice the muscles of having a possessive investment in each other's oppressions, then we are in some serious trouble. Junot Diaz
I don't think you can be from the Caribbean and not know a certain amount about the apocalypse. Junot Diaz
I can always tell if someone's from Harvard because they trot out their vitae. I would die at Harvard. Junot Diaz
If you didn't grow up like I did then you don't know, and if you don't know it's probably better you don't judge. Junot Diaz
Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations – but its counter-spell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families. Junot Diaz
People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end – whether we’ve had direct experience or not – there’s part of you that knows there’s absolutely no more piercing betrayal. People are undone by it. Junot Diaz
She's applying her lipstick; I've always believed that the universe invented the color red solely for Latinas. Junot Diaz
You can't regret the life you didn't lead. Junot Díaz
We get these lives for free. I didn't do anything to get this life, and no matter what the hardships are, it is free and, in a way, it's an extraordinary bargain. Junot Diaz