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.

Quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Heart, Memory
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

God, Creation
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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Love in the Time of Cholera

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

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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from One Hundred Years of Solitude

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.

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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Love in the Time of Cholera

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.

Sorrow
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Life, Memory
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Writing, Literature, Reality
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Book Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Love in the Time of Cholera

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.

Memory, Past
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He who awaits much can expect little.

Greed
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Marriage
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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, Birth
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Dreaming, Age
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

Happiness, Doctors & Medicine
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Crying & Tears, Breakup & Lovesick
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Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Heart, Friendship
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