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

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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He who awaits much can expect little.

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

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez quote No matter what, nobody can take away the

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Quotes 334 sayings
Nationality Colombian
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.

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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.

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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...

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

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

.. smile because it happened.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.

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

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There is always something left to love.

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Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.

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

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

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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.

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Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.

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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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Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.

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I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.

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Don't open that door," she said. "The hallway is full of difficult dreams." And I asked her: "How do you know?" And she told me: "Because I was there a moment ago and I had to come back when I discovered I was sleeping on my heart.

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I'll never fall in love again... it's like having two souls at the same time.

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...they enjoyed the miracle of loving each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out old people they kept on blooming like children and playing together like dogs.

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races condemned to 100 years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.

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A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain.

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Nobody is worth crying for, and those that are worth it will not make you cry.

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Sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love.

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