33 Havana Quotes On Success In Life

These Havana quotes will inspire you. Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba. The heart of the La Habana province, Havana is the country’s main port and leading commercial center.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Havana quotes, Havana sayings, and Havana proverbs.

Best Havana Quotes

  1. “In Cuba and specifically in Havana there’s a sort of energy that turns every situation into something unexpected.” ~ Fernando Perez
  2. “I think that I’ve tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.” ~ Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  3. “The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar.” ~ Evelyn Waugh , Havana quotes cigar
  4. “A good Havana is one of the best pleasures that I know.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  5. “It seemed [there are] musical nodes on the planet where cultures meet and mix, sometimes as a result of unfortunate circumstances, like slavery or something else, in places like New Orleans and Havana and Brazil. And those are places where the European culture and indigenous culture and African culture all met and lived together, and some new kind of culture and especially music came out of that.” ~ David Byrne
  6. “These musicians, such as these Cubans in Havana, are a part of a scene that did produce great music and great musicians. They came from this tradition, so it’s a good place to look. It’s like prospecting: You gotta know where to look.” ~ Ry Cooder
  7. “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
  8. “If there is a reason to believe in God, it would be the Havana Leaf.” ~ Norman Lear

  9. “Literally, when you wake up at 9 o’clock in the morning in Havana you don’t know where you’ll be at noon. But it’s a safe guess that you’ll either be married, arrested, or in the midst of some incredible transaction where somebody is stealing your passport or paying you in Dominican pesos for it, or whatever. It’s a wild place.” ~ Pico Iyer
  10. “I feel like Havana has always been such an amazing, cosmopolitan city that it makes sense that a lot of galleries will want to be present.” ~ Rachael Price
  11. “Here in Havana where families make about $20 a month, fewer than 5 percent have Internet in their homes, they are prepared. But it’s hard to predict how sweeping this change will be, if the people of Cuba are even ready for it.” ~ David Muir
  12. “The Congressman ascertained that the consulate in Havana had numbers to feed the pigs.” ~ Erich Leinsdorf

  13. “I love going to the factories of La Plata, or Little Havana and seeing them roll cigars. I get excited. To me it is more beautiful than a topless club” ~ Al Goldstein
  14. “A man like Fidel Castro doesn’t die: He is in the hearts and minds of the children who lined the streets when his ashes were driven from Havana, tracing the route of the revolution back to Santiago de Cuba.” ~ Louis Farrakhan
  15. “And so, whether they came here on the Mayflower, on a slave ship, or on an airplane from Havana, we are all descendants of the men and women who built here the nation that saved the world.” ~ Marco Rubio
  16. “I was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Madrid, Spain. Then I moved to New Jersey.” ~ Daisy Fuentes

  17. “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
  18. “You probably heard about the big prisoner swap with Cuba. A man who has been incarcerated in Havana for five years is back home in the United States. And we sent them some prisoners. The deal still has to be approved by President Obama and Bud Selig.” ~ David Letterman
  19. “A cigar makers organization once said that I was the most famous cigar smoker in the world. I dont know if thats true, but once while visiting Havana, I went to a cigar factory. There were four hundred people there rolling cigars, and when they saw me, they all stood up and applauded.” ~ Groucho Marx
  20. “So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana” ~ Guillermo Cabrera Infante

  21. “My grandmother would shanghai pilots at the Havana airport so they’d bring me cartons of mango baby food – the only kind I’d eat. I learned to eat peach later. And in every carton, she’d slip a Cuban record.” ~ Gloria Estefan
  22. “On the August night in 1933 when General Gerardo Machado, then president of Cuba, flew out of Havana into exile, he took with him five revolvers, seven bags of gold, and five friends, still in their pajamas.” ~ Joan Didion
  23. “I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news.” ~ Alma Guillermoprieto
  24. “Today more people lose their seats in the Politburo in Havana than in the Congress of America, … We need to have competitive races for the Legislature. … We have to have a clash of ideas.” ~ John McCain
  25. “If the birth of a genius resembles that of an idiot, the end of a Havana Corona resembles that of a 5-cent cigar.” ~ Sacha Guitry

  26. “No, he was no such charlatan–
    Count de Hoboken Flash-in-the-Pan–
    Full of gasconade and bravado,
    But a regular, rich Don Rataplane,
    Santa Claus de la Muscavado,
    Senor Grandissimo Bastinado!
    His was the rental of half Havana
    And all Matanzas; and Santa Ana,
    Rich as he was, could hardly hold
    A candle to light the mines of gold
    Our Cuban owned.” ~ Edmund Clarence Stedman
  27. “More than anything I want to be able to go back to Cuba, to have a house to visit there, to know my roots. Then, at last, I could sing for my people.” ~ Gloria Estefan
  28. “There was a lot of stuff happening in Havana that was being heard and appreciated by New Orleans musicians because of this situation. And vice versa.” ~ Ruben Blades
  29. “Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there’s music and people dancing – especially in Havana.” ~ Julia Sawalha

  30. “Smoking too much makes me nervous. Must lasso my natural tendency to acquire such habits. Holding heavy cigar constantly in my mouth has deformed my upper lip, it has a sort of Havana curl.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  31. “There aren’t that many galleries in Havana. There are a few state galleries and an ever-increasing but still limited number of independent galleries; there’s no comparison with the number in New York.” ~ Rachael Price
  32. “I have already transmitted to Congress the report of the naval court of inquiry on the destruction of the battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana during the night of the fifteenth of February. The destruction of that noble vessel has filled the national heart with inexpressible horror. Two hundred and fifty-eight brave sailors and marines and two officers of our Navy, reposing in the fancied security of a friendly harbor, have been hurled to death, grief and want brought to their homes and sorrow to the nation.” ~ William McKinley
  33. “Michael still thought of Havana as home, because he was born there. And he had been Miguel Arroya there.
    Here, he was Michael.” ~ Mike Lupica

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