40 Famous Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

40 Famous Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an author and journalist from Colombia. He is renowned as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. In 1972 he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. Some of his most famous works include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. He died on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87.

“A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”

“A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”

“A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart.”

“Age isn’t how old you are but how old you feel.”

“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”

“Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.”

“An early-rising man… a good spouse but a bad husband.”

“Children’s lies are signs of great talent.”

“Crazy people are not crazy if one accepts their reasoning.”

“Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.”

“He who awaits much can expect little.”

“Humanity, like armies in the field, advances at the speed of the slowest.”

“I can’t think of any one film that improved on a good novel, but I can think of many good films that came from very bad novels.”

“I couldn’t tell you because even I don’t know who I am yet.”

“I don’t believe in God, but I’m afraid of Him.”

“I was asked the other day if I would be interested in the Nobel Prize, but I think that for me it would be an absolute catastrophe. I would certainly be interested in deserving it, but to
receive it would be terrible. It would just complicate even more the problems of fame. The only thing I really regret in life is not having a daughter.”

“If God hadn’t rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.”

“It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality.
“The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.”

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”

“It was impossible to conceive of two creatures so different who got along so well and loved each other so much.”

“It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”

“Justice. . . limps along, but it gets there all the same.”

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

my unhealthy timidity might be a great obstacle to me in my life.”

“No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.”

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

“No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.”

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”

“Nothing was easy, least of all surviving Sunday afternoons without love.”

“Now you don’t have to say yes because your heart is saying it for you.”

“Only God knows how much I love you.”

“The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.”

“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”

“There is always something left to love.”

“There is no greater glory than to die for love.”

“They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.”

“Think of love as a state of grace; not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.”

“Until I discovered the miracle that all things that sound are music, including dishes and silverware in the dishwasher, as long as they fulfill the illusion of showing us where life is

“Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.”