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35 Best Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes From The Author Of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'

Any Gabriel Garcia Marquez book is a treasure trove for quotes.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considered to be one of the greatest writers of all time.

Initially starting out as a journalist in his home country of Columbia, 'Gabo', as Gabriel Garcia Marquez was fondly known as, soon started writing. He received international fame following the publication of his book 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' in 1967, which has since sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was also the first writer to polish and present to a larger audience his preferred genre of magic realism. Most of his books were written in this genre, with 'Love In The Time Of Cholera' and 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' his most well-known books. His influence on world literature fetched him the Nobel Prize in 1982. So, without much delay, let us dive into the magical world of this genius writer and read through his quotes.

For more quotes like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, take a look at ['One Hundred Years Of Solitude' quotes] and 'The Kite Runner' quotes.

Famous Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes are mystical.

Here are some of the best Gabriel Garcia Marquez book quotes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez love quotes.

1. "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret."

- Gabriel García Márquez.

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

- Gabriel García Márquez.

3. "I've always been convinced that my true profession is that of journalist."

- Gabriel García Márquez.

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

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

5. "A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth..."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'Autumn Of The Patriarch'.

6. "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 heading."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

7. "'Damn it,' he sighed. 'How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!'"

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'The General In His Labyrinth'.

8. "He was healthier than the rest of us, but when you listened with the stethoscope you could hear the tears bubbling inside his heart."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'Chronicle Of A Death Foretold'.

9. "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.

10. "We are the orphans of our son."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'No One Writes To The Colonel'.

11. "Disbelief is more resistant than faith because it is sustained by the senses."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 'Of Love And Other Demons'.

12. "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."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

13. "This was when she asked him whether it was true that love conquered all, as the songs said. 'It is true', he replied, 'but you would do well not to believe it.'"

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 'Of Love And Other Demons'.

14. "Life is the best thing that's ever been invented."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'No One Writes To The Colonel'.

15. "He always considered death an unavoidable professional hazard."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'Chronicle Of A Death Foretold'.

16. "'You're a great man, General, greater than anyone,' she told him. 'But love is still too big for you.'"

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'The General In His Labyrinth'.

17. "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."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

18. "No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you've already had."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

19. "Santiago Nasar had often told me that the smell of closed-in flowers had an immediate relation to death for him."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'Chronicle Of A Death Foretold'.

20. "I have learned that a man has the right to look down on another only when he has to help the other get to his feet."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 'The Puppet'.

'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' Book Quotes

Take a look at some of the quotes from this celebrated Gabriel Garcia Marquez book.

21. "There is always something left to love."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

22. "A person does not belong to a place until there is someone dead under the ground."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

23. "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.

24. "It was the last that remained of a past whose annihilation had not taken place because it was still in a process of annihilation, consuming itself from within, ending at every moment but never ending its ending."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

25. "The rain would not have bothered Fernanda, after all, her whole life had been spent as if it were raining."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

26. "Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

27. "The woman let out an expansive laugh that resounded through the house like a spray of broken glass."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

28. "One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

'Love In The Time Of Cholera' Quotes From The Book

Any book from Gabriel Garcia Marquez  has quotes that still inspire a lot of people.

Released in 1985, this novel is still very popular. Here are some Gabriel Garcia quotes from this acclaimed book.

29. "Each man is master of his own death, and all that we can do when the time comes is to help him die without fear of pain."

- Gabriel García Márquez.

30. "The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

31. "He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

32. "It was time when they both loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

35. "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."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes then why not take a look at 'The Book Thief' quotes or 'The Color Purple' quotes.

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