Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel José García Márquez (born 1927-03-06) is a Colombian novelist, journalist and activist. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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...human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but...life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He who awaits much can expect little.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Between the covers of the books that no one had ever read again, in the old parchments damaged by dampness, a livid flower had prospered, and in the air that had been the purest and brightest in the house an unbearable smell of rotten memories floated.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Sex is one's consolation when love is not enough

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

...they no longer felt like newlyweds, and even less like belated lovers. It was as if they had lept over the arduous calvary of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez