10 Famous Quotes About Havana

 

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1 – “Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there’s music and people dancing – especially in Havana.” – Julia Sawalha

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2 – “Currents of cigarette fumes wafted through what passed for air. Attractive young women in bright-hued gowns glided through the streams of smoke, like tropical fish in an aquarium. Detecting the white uniforms and leathery faces, they promptly approached the Navy men. Very pretty, Ed thought, but hungry, a school of piranha. Just what the doctor ordered: fun and games with no complications. Right: no complications.” – Clark Zlotchew, Once Upon a Decade: Tales of the Fifties

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Tyrone Power- Maureen O’Hara Black Swan 6

3 – “I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter.” – Maureen O’Hara

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4 – “Man can never be more perfect than the sun. The sun burns us with the same light that warms us. The sun has spots (stains). The ungrateful only talk about the spots (stains). The grateful talk about the light.” – José Martí, La edad de oro

Daisy Fuentes

Daisy Fuentes

5 – “I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Madrid, Spain. Then I moved to New Jersey.” – Daisy Fuentes

Mark Twain caricature

Mark Twain caricature

6 – “In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.” – Mark Twain

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7 – “They can print statistics and count the populations in hundreds of thousands, but to each man a city consists of no more than a few streets, a few houses, a few people. Remove those few and a city exists no longer except as a pain in the memory, like a pain of an amputated leg no longer there.” – Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigia

Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigia

8 – “My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita” – Ernest Hemingway

Graham Greene

Graham Greene

9 – “It was a city to visit, not a city to live in, but it was the city where Wormold had first fallen in love and he was held to it as though to the scene of a disaster. Time gives poetry to a battlefield.” – Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

William McKinley

William McKinley

10 – “Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.” – William McKinley

 

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