Quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez; 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The best Quotes and Sayings

There is always something left to love.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude
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It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude
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They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude
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The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.

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

God, CreationGabriel Garcia Marquez
 
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Humanity, like armies in the field, advances at the speed of the slowest.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Love in the Time of Cholera
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Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.

SorrowGabriel Garcia Marquez in Love in the Time of Cholera
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What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

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

Writing, Literature, RealityGabriel Garcia Marquez
 
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The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. And thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.

Memories, PastGabriel Garcia Marquez in Love in the Time of Cholera
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He who awaits much can expect little.

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

MarriageGabriel Garcia Marquez
 
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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.

Life, BirthGabriel Garcia Marquez
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If I knew that today would be the last time I'd see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul.
If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I'd embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more.
If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I'd take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again.
If I knew this is the last time I see you, I'd tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.

Love, Breakup & Lovesick, Grief & CondolenceGabriel Garcia Marquez
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It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

Dreaming, AgeGabriel Garcia Marquez
 
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No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

Happiness, Doctors & MedicineGabriel Garcia Marquez
 
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Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.

Crying & Tears, Breakup & LovesickGabriel Garcia Marquez
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A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart.

Heart, FriendshipGabriel Garcia Marquez
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