Citas

“…What an extraordinary people this one will be! What a people this one will be, moving along with other peoples of the world! What a people this one will be, which will also be helping, through its own example, many other peoples that are still living in darkness, that are still living in ignorance, that are still living under exploitation!”
References to the original: Speech delivered in the ceremony held at ‘Ciudad Deportiva’ where certificates were handed over to 4000 persons who learned how to read and write, June 18, 1961

“A Revolution educates, a Revolution fights ignorance and the lack of culture because ignorance and the lack of culture are the pillars sustaining the entire structure of lies, the entire structure of poverty, the entire structure of exploitation.”

References to the original: Speech made at the central park of Melena del Sur, First Illiteracy-Free Muncipality, November 8, 1961

"Alicia’s excellence, her talent, tenacity and example, have inspired generations of brilliant artists, and made possible the miracle: the existence of the National Ballet of Cuba, with its world-class quality and worldwide prestige; the birth of the Cuban School of Ballet, a synthesis of universality, tradition, Cubanness and a style uniquely its own, recognized and acclaimed around the globe; the training of new and extraordinary talents; and the possibility of realizing other ambitious dreams".

References to the original: Key address at the opening ceremony of the 18th Havana International Ballet Festival, October 19, 2002

"The National Ballet of Cuba has been present in the greatest moments of our major cultural endeavors, throughout the long battle for independence and socialism waged by our people".

References to the original: Key address at the opening ceremony of the 18th Havana International Ballet Festival, October 19, 2002

"Without culture, freedom is not possible. The accuracy of this claim is what inspires our efforts today. And for us, culture is not limited to artistic pursuits, but rather, it encompasses a concept of comprehensive general culture that includes professional training and basic knowledge of a wide range of disciplines in the sciences, arts and humanities".

References to the original: Key address at the opening ceremony of the 18th Havana International Ballet Festival, October 19, 2002
“Many have been the attempts by the United States to destroy the Puerto Rican nationalism, to destroy the Puerto Rican culture, to destroy every single distinctive feature of the Puerto Rican people […]”
References to the original: Speech given at the ceremony to welcome the Cuban Sport Delegation which participated in the Tenth Central American and Caribbean Games, held at the ‘Latinoamericano’ Sports Stadium, June 29, 1996

"children will begin to acquire reading habits through the frequent use of books that will spark their interest in seeking information on whatever they want to know".

References to the original: SPEECH DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ PRIMARY SEMIBOARDING SCHOOL IN BOCA DE JARUCO