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

— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

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It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.

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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.

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For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.

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Many years later, in front of the firing squad, colonel Aureliano Buendía would remember that distant afternoon his father took him to see ice.

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An ash-gray dog with a white blaze on its forehead burst onto the rough terrain of the market on the first Sunday in December, knocked down tables of fried food, overturned Indians' stalls and lottery kiosks, and bit four people who happened to cross its path.

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He is ugly and sad... but he is all love.

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The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.

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To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else's heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.

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Jose Palacios, his oldest servant, found him floating naked with his eyes open in the purifying waters of his bath and thought he had drowned.

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With her Florentino Ariza learned what he had already experienced many times without realizing it: that one can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the same sorrow with each, and not betray any of them. Alone in the midst of the crowd on the pier, he said to himself in a flash of anger: 'My heart has more rooms than a whorehouse.

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and realized that death was not only a permanent probability, as he had always believed, but an immediate reality.

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About Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Quotes 14 sayings
Birthday October 16

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

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