Famous Quotes from Literary Great Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is best remembered for bringing the passion and mysticism of Latin American literature to the world. Gabo, as he was affectionately referred to by his adoring fans, passed away in April at age 87 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez is remembered for writing great novels such as 100 Years of Solitude. The Colombian-born author and journalist won the Nobel prize for literature in 1982. Here are some of his most memorable quotes, many of them from his books:

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

“If I had to give a young writer some advice I would say to write about something that has happened to him; it’s always easy to tell whether a writer is writing about something that has happened to him or something he has read or been told.”

“She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.”

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”

“He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.”

“The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.”

“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.”

“A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”

“Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.”

“There is always something left to love.”

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