Quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Novelist/Colombian).

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What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That's the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I think that the idea that I'm writing for many more people than I ever imagined has created a certain general responsibility that is literary and political. There's even pride involved, in not wanting to fall short of what I did before.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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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
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Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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From the moment I wrote 'Leaf Storm' I realized I wanted to be a writer and that nobody could stop me and that the only thing left for me to do was to try to be the best writer in the world.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism. The key is to tell it straight. It is done by reporters and by country folk.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I must try and break through the cliches about Latin America. Superpowers and other outsiders have fought over us for centuries in ways that have nothing to do with our problems. In reality we are all alone.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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He who awaits much can expect little.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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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
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An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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People spend a lifetime thinking about how they would really like to live. I asked my friends and no one seems to know very clearly. To me it's very clear now. I wish my life could have been like the years when I was writing 'Love in the Time of Cholera.'
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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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
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A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Faulkner is a writer who has had much to do with my soul, but Hemingway is the one who had the most to do with my craft - not simply for his books, but for his astounding knowledge of the aspect of craftsmanship in the science of writing.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.
• Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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