Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Quotes

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (/???r?si?? ?m??rk?s/; American Spanish: [?a???jel ?ar?si.a ?markes]; 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

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There are some corrupt Christians who do their business with female donkeys.

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Bad luck doesn't have any chinks in it. I was born a son of a bitch and I'm going to die a son of a bitch. - Captain Roque Carnicero

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Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.

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She began to study with a teacher of teachers, whom they brought for that purpose from the city of Mompox, and who died unexpectedly two weeks later, and she continued for several years with the best musician at the seminary, whose gravedigger's breath distorted her arpeggios."

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Aren't you afraid you will be damned?''I believe I already am, but not by the Holy Spirit,' said Delaura without alarm. 'I have always believed He attributes more importance to love than to faith."

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Arcadio had seen her many times working in her parents' small food store but he had never taken a good look at her because she had that rare virtue of never existing completely except at the opportune moment.

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Hate and love are reciprocal passions.

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She wanted to be herself again, to recover all that she had been obliged to give up in half a century of servitude that had doubtless made her happy but which, once her husband was dead, did not leave her even the vestiges of her identity.

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sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love

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...he considered respect for one's given word as a wealth that should not be squandered.

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No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

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One could be happy not only without love, but despite it.

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She nailed it to the wall with her well-aimed dart, like a butterfly with no will whose sentence has always been written.

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The ferocity of Santiago Nasar's fate, which had collected twenty years of happiness from him not only with his death but also with the dismemberment of his body and its dispersion and extermination.

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One had to live a long time to know a man's true nature.

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