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A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
He who awaits much can expect little.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (No One Writes to the Colonel, 1961)
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 (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
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 (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
You can't eat hope' the woman said. 
You can't eat it, but it sustains you, the colonel replied.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (No One Writes to the Colonel, 1961)
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. 
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967)
Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Memories of My Melancholy Whores, 2004)
There is always something left to love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967)
If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Big Mama's Funeral)
Necessity has the face of a dog.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (In Evil Hour, 1962)
Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967)
Freedom is often the first casualty of war.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (The General in His Labyrinth, 1989)
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Interview with Peter Stone, 1981)
Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
A man should have two wives: one to love and one to sew on his buttons.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
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
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.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
No medicine cures what happiness cannot.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (In Evil Hour, 1962)
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967)
I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
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 (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967)
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)
An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (In Evil Hour, 1962)
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 (Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Biography

Born: March 6, 1926

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Colombian novelist and writer. He is widely recognized as being one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His masterpiece is regarded to be the novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

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Notable Works
One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (1970)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981)
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)
The General in His Labyrinth (1989)
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