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.— Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Floundering Cholera quotations
It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.
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.
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 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.
Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don't last your whole life.
Love isn't actually a feeling at all--it's an illness, a certain condition of body and soul.... Usually it takes possession of someone without his permission, all of a sudden, against his will--just like cholera or a fever.
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.
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.
A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.
There is always something left to love.
The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.
The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.
May God be with me! May Heaven bless this New Year.
May it be a year of fruitfulness, of peace and prosperity; may it be a year of peace and unity for all mankind; may the world be freed of cholera.
It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.
It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.
An allopath comes and treats cholera patients and gives them his medicines.
The Homeopath comes and gives his medicines and cures perhaps more than the allopath does because the Homoeopath does not disturb the patients but allows the nature to deal with them.
There is no greater glory than to die for love.
Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.
People spend a lifetime thinking abouthow they would really like to live.
I asked my friends and no one seems to know very clearly. To me, it's very clear now. I wish my life could have been like the years when I was writing 'Love in the Time of Cholera.'
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.
Humanity, like armies in the field, advances at the speed of the slowest.
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.
Nothing one does in bed is immoral if it helps to perpetuate love.
Age has no reality except in the physical world.
The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time.
She felt the abyss of disenchantment.
Be calm. God awaits you at the door.
Lenin was sent into Russia by the Germans in the same way that you might send a phial containing a culture of typhoid or cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy.
One can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the sorrow with each, and not betray any of them.
Imagine a survivor of a failed civilization with only a tattered book on aromatherapy for guidance in arresting a cholera epidemic. Yet, such a book would more likely be found amid the debris than a comprehensible medical text.
Leaving out the gamblers, the burglars, and the plumbers, perhaps we do put our trust in God after a fashion. But, after all, it is an overstatement. If the cholera or black plague should come to these shores, perhaps the bulk of the nation would pray to be delivered from it, but the rest would put their trust in The Health Board.
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.
A man should have two wives: one to love and one to sew on his buttons.