Best Things Mario Vargas Llosa Said When He Received the Living Legend Award

At the Library of Congress on April 11, 2016.
  1. I don't think I can be a living legend. "Living," yes, but "legend...."?
  2. Life is an adventure to change life for the better!
  3. You don't really know what you have achieved when you write a book. You never know.
  4. When I went to live with my father, I discovered things I didn't know existed: fear.
  5. When you discover that you are not a genius, that can be very discouraging for a writer.
  6. People think that if you receive the Nobel Prize, you are finished. I am doing all my best to disappoint people who think that.