Gabriel García Márquez

«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.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«No one described him better than he did when someone accused him of being rich.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Algunos piensan que dejan de enamorarse cuando envejecen, sin saber que envejecen cuando dejan de enamorarse.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«He always considered death an unavoidable professional hazard.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Ã‰ incrível como se pode ser tão feliz durante tantos anos, no meio de tantas bulhas, no meio de tantas tretas, caramba, sem saber de facto se isso é amor ou não»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Ceasing to believe caused a permanent scar in the place where one's faith had been, making it impossible to forget.»

Gabriel García Márquez


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

Gabriel García Márquez


«But the lucidity of her old age allowed her to see, and she said so many times, that the cries of children in their mothers' wombs are not announcements of ventriloquism or a faculty for prophecy but an unmistakable sign of an incapacity for love.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Dr. Urbino caught the parrot around the neck with a triumphant sigh: ça y est. But he released him immediately because the ladder slipped from under his feet and for an instant he was suspended in the air and then he realized that he had died without Communion, without time to repent of anything or to say goodbye to anyone, at seven minutes after four on Pentecost Sunday.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«It's never too late for anything,' the colonel said.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«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.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«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.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«There is always something left to love.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«The act was an exorcism of relief for Florentino Ariza, for when he put the violin back into its case and walked down the dead streets without looking back, he no longer felt that he was leaving the next morning but that he had gone away many years before with the irrevocable determination never to return.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«No medicine cures what happiness cannot.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Un buen escritor se aprecia mejor por lo que rompe que por lo que publica.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«There was always someone outside of the chalk circle. Someone who needed money, someone who had a son with whooping cough, or someone who wanted to go off and sleep forever because he could not stand the shit taste of war in his mouth and who nonetheless, stood at attention to inform him: "Everything normal, Colonel." And normality was precisely the most fearful part of that infinite war: nothing ever happened.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«That casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that had still not ended half a century later.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Each man is master of his own death, and all that we can do when the time comes is to help him die without fear of pain.»

Gabriel García Márquez


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

Gabriel García Márquez


«Always tell what you feel. Do what you think...»

Gabriel García Márquez


«The Bishop blessed him and helped him to his feet.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Gaston was not only a fierce lover, with endless wisdom and imagination, but he was also, perhaps, the first man in the history of the species who had made an emergency landing and had come close to killing himself and his sweetheart simply to make love in a field of violets.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«You can't eat hope,' the woman said.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«... he was shaken by the overwhelming revelation that the headlong race between his misfortunes and his dreams was at that moment reaching the finish line. The rest was darkness.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«What Uncle Leo XIII never suspected was that his nephew's courage did not come from the need to survive or from a brute indifference inherited from his father, but from a driving need for love, which no obstacle in this world or the next would ever break.»

Gabriel García Márquez


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

Gabriel García Márquez


«A literatura era o melhor brinquedo que se tinha inventado para gozar com as pessoas»

Gabriel García Márquez


«El primero de la estirpe está amarrado en un árbol y al último se lo están comiendo las hormigas.»

Gabriel García Márquez


«Dr Urbino did not agree: in his opinion a Liberal president was exactly the same as a Conservative president, but not as well dressed.»

Gabriel García Márquez