23 Powerful And Provocative Quotes From Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He is loved the world over for his penetrating writing, shrouded in myths and mysteries, which we all want to re-read again and again. He imparted much wisdom to humanity, offering us dozens of fairytales from his magical world in which people are able to truly love and live in the most visceral way possible — even in times of war and plague.

We collected 25 of the most powerful and thought-provoking quotes from Gabriel García Márquez from his writings and interviews. Every single one of them is memorable, powerful, and worth taking the time to contemplate.

1. Don’t let yourself die without knowing the wonder of making love.

2. The people that we love should die along with all their belongings.

3. Things have a life of their own. It’s simply a matter of waking up their souls.

4. If you meet your true love, then he or she won’t be able to hide from you, anywhere — not in a week, or a month, or in a year.

5. If a woman is dragged in to something, I know that everything will be fine. It’s completely clear to me that women rule the world.

6. You can enjoy the miracle of loving each other as much at the table as in bed.

7. Smile. Don’t give any satisfaction to misfortune.

8. In family life, it’s much easier to avoid catastrophes than it is to escape annoying and petty trifles.

9. 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.

10. There are some orders that can be given, but to carry them out is a crime.

11. One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship!

12. A person is not born once and for all on the day when his mother brings him into the light. Life forces him, many times, to be born again and again.

13. No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

14. The person who waits for a long time can always wait a little longer.

15. I do not wear a hat, to make sure don’t have to take it of to somebody.

16. Each madman is not so mad if you just listen to his arguments.

17. Why waste so many words explaining what a man feels during war, when only one word is enough: fear.

18. Fantastic and unusual things surround us all, yet writers persist in telling us only about unimportant,
everyday events.

19. The ability to think about the joys of the past without bitterness or remorse is a divine quality.

20. Inspiration comes only during work.

21. Knowledge and wisdom come to us when they are no longer needed.

22. No, I’m not a rich man. I am a poor man with money, and these two things are not the same.

23. Stay calm. Dying is harder than it seems.


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