39+ Best Mexican Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The Mexica; singular Mēxihcatl, or Mexicas, were a Nahuatl-speaking indigenous people of the Valley of Mexico who were the rulers of the Aztec Empire. Profoundly inspirational Mexican quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Mexican Quotes

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings. — Octavio Paz

I find it a turnoff whenever men aren’t into some kind of sport. And, no, video games don’t count. I dated a guy who was into video games, and I wanted to shoot myself. — Eva Longoria

People say we’re all identical, but Jennifer Lopez is an American. She’s from New York. She doesn’t have an accent. Some of these Latin people – their Spanish is pathetic. They learned it when they became famous as Latinos. — Salma Hayek

Modern man likes to pretend that his thinking is wide-awake. But this wide-awake thinking has led us into the mazes of a nightmare in which the torture chambers are endlessly repeated in the mirrors of reason. — Octavio Paz

God blessed me with some great, unique features-some beautiful, in my eyes, and some not so beautiful. But I think we are all created this way for a reason, so I have no desire to tamper with that. — Eva Longoria

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman’s body and of female sexuality. — Diego Rivera

Deserve your dream. — Octavio Paz

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history. — Octavio Paz

Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think. — Octavio Paz

To be with the same person for the rest of your life just sounds so drab. — Eva Longoria

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. — Octavio Paz

I would rather die standing than live on my knees! — Emiliano Zapata

If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. — Octavio Paz

There’s something very sexy about being submissive. Because your guard is down, you have to totally surrender to something like that. — Eva Longoria

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. — Octavio Paz

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do. — Salma Hayek

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism. — Octavio Paz

What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others. — Carlos Fuentes

Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror. — Carlos Fuentes

Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once. — Octavio Paz

The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the Press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. A person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature. — Octavio Paz

Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality. The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to power… but also in the fact that it lacks meaning. — Octavio Paz

We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit. — Octavio Paz

I don’t think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. — Carlos Fuentes

Who loves a lot, forgives a lot. — Amadeo Nervo

The first time you buy a house you think how pretty it is and sign the check. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It’s the same with men. — Lupe Velez

I like being small – I’ve known so many women with big boobs who feel overweight or end up with back problems. — Eva Longoria

If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait. — Diego Rivera

By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word. — Carlos Fuentes

Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society. — Octavio Paz

Men of the South!  It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees — Emiliano Zapata

Among individuals as among nations, the respect to other people’s rights is peace — Benito Juarez

May slavery be banished forever together with the distinction between castes, all remaining equal, so Americans may only be distinguished by vice or virtue… In the new laws, may torture not be allowed.(Castillian Spanish: Que la esclavitud se proscriba para siempre y lo mismo la distinción de castas, quedando todos iguales, y sólo distinguirá a un americano de otro el vicio y la virtud…Que en la nueva legislación no se admita la tortura.) — Jose Maria Morelos y Pavón

What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions. Life is plurality, death is uniformity. By suppressing differences and pecularities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death. The ideal of a single civilization for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us. Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life — Octavio Paz

I don’t believe in the so-called Latino explosion when it comes to movies. Jennifer Lopez doesn’t have an accent. She grew up in New York speaking English not Spanish. Her success is very important because she represents a different culture, but it doesn’t help me. I grew up in Mexico, not the US, and the fact is that there just aren’t any parts for Latin actresses. I have to persuade people that my accent won’t be a problem, but an asset. — Salma Hayek

Respect for the rights of others means peace. — Benito Juarez

The best sex I have ever had was with my vibrator. — Eva Longoria

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game. — Octavio Paz

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual. — Octavio Paz