Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes & Wallpapers

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And again, as always, after so many years we were still in the same place we always were. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Today, when I saw you, I realized that what is between us is nothing more than an illusion. 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

A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She always had a headache, or it was too hot, always, or she pretended to be asleep, or she had her period again, her period, always her period. So much so that Dr. Urbino had dared to say in class, only for the relief of unburdening himself without confession, that after ten years of marriage women had their periods as often as threes times a week. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The spirit of her invincible heart guided her through the shadows. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When I sit down to write, which is the essential moment in my life, I am completely alone. Whenever I write a book, I accumulate a lot of documentation. That background material is the most intimate part of my private life. It's a little embarrassing - like being seen in your underwear It's like the way magicians never tell others how they make a dove come out of a hat. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A famous writer who wants to continue writing has to be constantly defending himself against fame. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Your first realization when you become an important person is that all day and all night, whatever the circumstances, people want to hear you talk about yourself. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

You have to have spent the night at sea, sitting in a life raft and looking at your watch, to know that the night is immeasurably longer than the day. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When one reaches absolute power, one loses total contact with reality. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

There is bound to be someone driven mad by love who will give you the chance to study the effects of gold cyanide on a cadaver. And when you do find one, observe with care, they almost always have crystals in their heart Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The more transparent the writing, the more visible the poetry. 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

To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else's heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

There was no sleeper more elegant than she, with her curved body posed for a dance and her hand across her forehead, but there was also no one more ferocious when anyone disturbed the sensuality of her thinking she was still asleep when she no longer was. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

and taught him the only thing he had to learn about love: that nobody teaches life anything. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He was weary of the uncertainty of the vicious circle of that eternal war that always found him in the same place, but always older, wearier, even more in the position of not knowing why, or how, or even when. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She would not shed a tear, she would not waste the rest of her years simmering in the maggot broth of memory. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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 Garcia Marquez

He said that people who loved [animals] to excess were capable of the worst cruelties toward human beings. He said that dogs were not loyal but servile, that cats were opportunists and traitors, that peacocks were heralds of death, that macaws were simply decorative annoyances, that rabbits fomented greed, that monkeys carried the fever of lust, and that roosters were damned because they had been complicit in the three denials of Christ. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She was a ghost in a strange house that overnight had become immense and solitary and through which she wandered without purpose, asking herself in anguish which one of them was deader: the man who had died or the woman he had left behind. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don't know who said that novelists read the novels of others only to figure out how they are written. I believe it's true. We aren't satisfied with the secrets exposed on the surface of the page: we turn the book around to find the seams. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The truth is that I know very few novelists who have been satisfied with the adaptation of their books for the screen. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Thinking that it would console him, she took a piece of charcoal and erased the innumerable loves that he still owed her for, and she voluntarily brought up her own most solitary sadnesses so as not to leave him alone in his weeping. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The weak would never enter the kingdom of love. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The rain would not have bothered Fernanda, after all, her whole life had been spent as if it were raining. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It was the year they fell into devastating love. Neither one could do anything except think about the other, dream about the other, and wait for letters with the same impatience they felt when they answered them. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The people one loves should take all their things with them when they die. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This was when I heard that the first symptom of old age is when you begin to resemble your father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She would say, "Someone should invent something to do with things you cannot use anymore but that you still cannot throw out. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

We'll grow old waiting. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Horses frighten me as much as chickens do," he said. "That is too bad, because lack of communication with horses has impeded human progress," said Abrenuncio. "If we ever broke down the barriers, we could produce the centaur. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Only God knows how much I love you. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

jealousy knows more than truth does. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The truth is I'm getting old, I said. We already are old, she said with a sigh. What happens is that you don't feel it on the inside, but from the outside everybody can see it. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The problem in public life is learning to overcome terror; the problem in married life is learning to overcome boredom. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship! Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A man only has the right to look down at another when he helps him to lift himself up. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

After seven days at sea, thirst is a feeling unto itself; it's a deep pain in the throat, in the sternum, and especially beneath the clavicles. And it's also the fear of suffocating. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It was a love of perpetual flight. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It was a meditation on life, love, old age, death: ideas that had often fluttered around her head like nocturnal birds but dissolved into a trickle of feathers when she tried to catch hold of them. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It is life, more than death, that has no limits. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He sank into the rocking chair, the same one in which Rebecca had sat during the early days of the house to give embroidery lessons, and in which Amaranta had played Chinese checkers with Colonel Gerineldo Marquez, and in which Amarana Ursula had sewn the tiny clothing for the child, and in that flash of lucidity he became aware that he was unable to bear in his soul the crushing weight of so much past. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The war is in the mountains," he said. "For as long as I can remember, they have killed us in the cities with decrees, not with bullets. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

and the two of them loved each other for a long time in silence without making love again. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It was as if they had leapt over the arduous cavalry of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death. 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

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. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A short time later, when the carpenter was taking measurements for the coffin, through the window they saw a light rain of tiny yellow flowers falling. They fell on the town all through the night in a silent storm, and they covered the roofs and blocked the doors and smothered the animals who slept outdoors. So many flowers fell from the sky that in the morning the streets were carpeted with a compact cushion and they had to clear them away with shovels and rakes so that the funeral procession could pass by. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

i discovered that my obsession for having each thing in the right place, each subject at the right time, each word in the right style, was not the well-deserved reward of an ordered mind, but just the opposite: a complete system of pretense invented by me to hide the disorder of my nature. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Don't struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside, and at dawn on Monday the city awoke out of its lethargy of centuries with the warm, soft breeze of a great man dead and rotting grandeur. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He governed as if he felt predestined to never die Gabriel Garcia Marquez

But he could not renounce his infinite capacity for illusion at the very moment he needed it most... he saw fireflies where there were none. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

They looked like two children," she told me. And that thought frightened her, because she'd always felt that only children are capable of everything. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Everything that belonged to her husband made her weep again: his tasseled slippers, his pajamas under the pillow, the space of his absence in the dressing table mirror, his own odor on her skin. A vague thought made her shudder: "The people one loves should take all their things with them when they die. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Old people, with other old people, are not so old. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Why do you insist on talking about what does not exist? Gabriel Garcia Marquez

How strange women are. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She had never imagined that curiosty was one of the many masks of love . Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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