10 Best Gabriel Márquez García Quotes

10 Best Gabriel Garciá Márquez Quotes | Literary Cobblestones
10 Best Gabriel García Márquez Quotes | Literary Cobblestones

In honor of Gabriel García Márquez’s birthday earlier this week, I decided to compile 10 of his best quotes. Check them out:

10 Best Gabriel García Márquez Quotes

1.

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

Gabriel García Márquez:  A Life

2.

“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.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude

3.

“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.”

Love in the Time of Cholera

4.

“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.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude

5.

“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.”

Love in the Time of Cholera

6.

“She felt the abyss of disenchantment.”

Love in the Time of Cholera

7.

“No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.”

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

8.

“There is always something left to love.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude

9.

“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.”

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

10.

“I would not have traded the delights of my suffering for anything in the world.”

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

In case you missed it, check out our Marquez birthday post from earlier this week: “Gabriel García Márquez: A Birthday Celebration.

 

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