Inspirational Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, and journalist. This post features some Inspirational Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes.

He is 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.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

Gabriel García Márquez Quotes

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“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.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes

“There is always something left to love.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel García Márquez

“Nothing in this world was more difficult than love.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Do not allow me to forget you.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Never stop smiling not even when you’re sad, someone might fall in love with your smile.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“She would defend herself, saying that love, no matter what else it might be, was a natural talent. She would say: You are either born knowing how, or you never know.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes

“The world must be all fucked up,” he said then, “when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Don’t let yourself die without knowing the wonder of fucking with love.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“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.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Crazy people are not crazy if one accepts their reasoning.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“He is ugly and sad… but he is all love.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Amputees suffer pains, cramps, itches in the leg that is no longer there. That is how she felt without him, feeling his presence where he no longer was.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes

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

“Be calm. God awaits you at the door.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart.”
― 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 García Márquez

“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. But when he stood at the railing of the ship… only then did he understand to what extent he had been an easy vicitim to the charitible deceptions of nostalgia.”
― Gabriel García Márquez

“He really had been through death, but he had returned because he could not bear the solitude.”
― Gabriel García Márquez

“They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.”
― Gabriel García Márquez

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

“She would not shed a tear, she would not waste the rest of her years simmering in the maggot broth of memory.”
― Gabriel García Márquez

“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 García Márquez

“She knew that he loved her above all else, more than anything in the world, but only for his own sake.”
― Gabriel García Márquez

“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 García Márquez

“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

“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes