Alma Guillermoprieto's quotes are "One does, after all, take on many of the givens of a society when one takes on its language.", "The most that somebody in Mexico City will get paid for a job in construction is 100 pesos a day.", "Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.", "What I wonder is what would happen in California, say, if all the Mexicans left from one day to the next?" and "You know, one, two, three, four, five years go by and then Marcos gets a little boring.".