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

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

He who awaits much can expect little.

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

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.

It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

 image quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Life is not what one lived, but what One remembers and how One remembers it in order to recount it

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

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.

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.

But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.

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

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

The spirit of her invincible heart guided her through the shadows.

Become a better person and be sure to know who you are, before meeting someone new and hoping that person knows who you are

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.

I'm fearless, I don't complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.

He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.

I don't think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don't think that's a deal breaker for him.

Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.

Her nakedness was not absolute, for like Manet's _Olympia__, behind her ear she had a poisonous flower with orange petals, and she also wore a gold bangle on her right wrist and a necklace of tiny pearls. I imagined I would never see anything more exciting for as long as I lived, and today I can confirm that I was right.

I never thought I would get such a perfect role in 'Modern Family.

' A lot of TV shows now are looking for more Latin women.

But he could not renounce his infinite capacity for illusion at the very moment he needed it most... he saw fireflies where there were none.

I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.

Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.

America may not realize it yet, but Latin prototypes are being created right now, and not just by me. They are these mambo kings and salsa queens, Aztec lords and Inca princesses, every Hernandez and Fernandez, whom this country will one day come to understand and respect.

To all, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love...

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. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.

I like drama. I love being in a drama where I get to be the funny guy. That's what I really love the most.

Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don't last your whole life.

For those who may be hurting over lost love: Don't cry because it is over.

.. smile because it happened.

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

One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship!

I love jewelry - rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it.

But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about.

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

If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.

Amputees suffer pains, cramps, itches in the leg that is no longer there.

That is how she felt without him, feeling his presence where he no longer was.

The truth is I'm getting old, I said.

We already are old, she said with a sigh. What happens is that you don't feel it on the inside, but from the outside everybody can see it.

"Things have a life of their own," the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent.

"It's simply a matter of waking up their souls."

Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.

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

I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.

Beauty is really all about confidence. If you feel beautiful, then you are beautiful.

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.

With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

There is always something left to love.

My problem is desserts. I am obsessed with desserts.

If a Latina falls in love with someone who is insecure, it can be a nightmare.

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

i discovered that my obsession for having each thing in the right place, each subject at the right time, each word in the right style, was not the well-deserved reward of an ordered mind, but just the opposite: a complete system of pretense invented by me to hide the disorder of my nature.