Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes

Enjoy the top 653 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez.

Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes

From then on I had her in my memory with so much clarity that I could do what I wanted with her. I changed the color of her eyes according to my state of mind: the color of water when she woke, the color of syrup when she laughed, the color of light when she was annoyed. I dressed her according to the age and condition that suited my changes of mood: a novice in love at twenty, a parlor whore at forty, the queen of Babylon at seventy, a saint at one hundred.
— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez —

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.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

She likes to try everything, out of curiosity, but she'll be sorry if she isn't guided by her heart.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

The world was reduced to the surface of her skin and her inner self was safe from all bitterness.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

There [is] no innocence more dangerous than the innocence of age.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

And realized that death was not only a permanent probability, as he had always believed, but an immediate reality.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

She felt so old, so worn out, so far away from the best moments of her life that she even yearned for those that she remembered as the worst ... Her heart of compressed ash, which had resisted the most telling blows of daily reality without strain, fell apart with the first waves of nostalgia. The need to feel sad was becoming a vice as the years eroded her. She became human in her solitude.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Hate and love are reciprocal passions.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Children inherit their parents' madness.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

He thought that the world would make more rapid progress without the burden of old people.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Gabito isn't deceiving anyone," she said with an innocent smile, "but sometimes it happens that even God needs to make weeks that are two years long.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

The unluckiest of the Caribbean's sick came, in search of cures: a poor woman who, since childhood, had been counting the beats of her heart so long that she had run out of numbers to count; a Jamaican who, because of the tormenting sound the stars made, never slept; a sleepwalker who rose from bed at night, and in sleep undid all the things he had done in waking; and many other ailments too, less serious in nature.

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

The pursuit of love is like falconry.- chronicle of death foretold

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Into your hands at last I have come vanquished." She obeyed. "Where I know that I must die,

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

His bones began to fill with sounds

— Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez

Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez quotes? Click on image of Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez quotes to view full size.

Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes Pictures 1
Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes Pictures 2
Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes Pictures 3
Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez Quotes Pictures 4