“Armando Morales paints with dream material to show us that every great painting is something that never took place before. It doesn't reflect the world: It creates the world. [He] is a realist who bathes reality in dreams. Morales is a crepuscular painter because at dusk the real and the fantastic meet. He is a Latin American painter because he keeps all the traditions of art alive, refusing to sacrifice a single one. He does not accept a linear, exclusive modernity. He is a universal painter because he has emerged from the imprisoned time of his borders to stand exposed to the elements with no more protection than his genuis and his work. He is a unique painter for, as in Wordsworth's poem, he is only a solitary heart lodged in a dream.”
—Carlos Fuentes, “Painting is a Dream,” in Armando Morales: Peintures récentes, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, 1995, unpaginated.