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#1. The only thing that [Amaranta] did not keep in mind in her fearsome plan was that in spite of her pleas to God she might die before Rebeca. That was, in fact, what happened. At the final moment, however, Amaranta did not feel frustrated, but, on the contrary, free of all bitterness because death had awarded her the privilege of announcing itself several years ahead of time. She saw it on one burning afternoon sewing with her on the porch a short time after Meme had left for school. She saw it because it was a woman dressed in blue with long hair, with a sort of antiquated look, and with a certain resemblance to Pilar Ternera during the time when she had helped with the chores in the kitchen. Fernanda was present several times and did not see her, in spite of the fact that she was so real – so human and on one occasion asked of Amaranta the favor of threading a needle. Death did not tell her when she was going to die or whether her hour was assigned before that of Rebeca, but ordered her to begin sewing her own shroud on the next sixth of April. She was authorized to make it as complicated and as fine as she wanted, but just as honestly executed as Rebeca's, and she was told that she would die without pain, fear, or bitterness at dusk on the day that she finished it. Trying to waste the most time possible, Amaranta ordered some rough flax and spun the thread herself. She did it so carefully that the work alone took four years. Then she started the sewing. As she got closer to #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#2. Although some men who were easy with their words said that it was worth sacrificing one's life for a night of love with such an arousing woman, the truth was that no one made any effort to do so. Perhaps, not only to attain her but also to conjure away her dangers, all that was needed was a feeling as primitive and as simple as that of love, but that was the only thing that did not occur to anyone. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#3. It occurred to me that among the charms of old age are the provocations our young female friends permit themselves because they think we are out of commission. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#4. I am not talking to you," said Abrenuncio. "I think in Low Latin. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#5. Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#6. He governed as if he felt predestined to never die #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#7. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#8. The rolls of music that she herself had thrown into the trash with the pretext that they had rotted from dampness kept spinning and playing in her memory. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#9. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#10. It was she who did away with my generation's virginity. She taught us much more than we should have learned, but she taught us above all that there's no place in life sadder than an empty bed. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#11. Because he had not done what she, with her heart in her mouth, had hoped he would do, which was to be a man: deny everything, and swear on his life it was not true, and grow indignant at the false accusation, and shout curses at this ill-begotten society that did not hesitate to trample on one's honor, and remain imperturbable even when forced with crushing proofs of his disloyalty. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#12. It was simply a way of giving herself some relief, because actually they were joined till death by a bond that was more solid than love: a common prick of conscience. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#13. Well," Aureliano said. "Tell me what it is."
Pilar Ternera bit her lips with a sad smile.
"That you would be good in a war," she said. "Where you put your eye, you put your bullet. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#14. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#15. They kept a clean and neat house. Rebeca would open it wide at dawn and the wind from the graveyard would come in through the windows and go out through the doors to the yard and leave the whitewashed walls and furniture tanned by the saltpeter of the dead. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#16. It was said that the hernia whistled like a lugubrious bird on stormy nights and twisted in unbearable pain when a buzzard feather was burned nearby, but no one complained about those discomforts because a large, well-carried rupture was, more than anything else, a display of masculine honor. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#17. Nothing made him desist except his own lamentable state of demoralization. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#18. And it was always
without pretensions of loving or being loved although always in the hope of
finding something that resembled love but without the problems of love. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#19. Not with any hope of defeating solitude in that way, but, quite the contrary, in order to nurture it #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#20. What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#21. Each man is master of his own death, and all that we can do when the time comes is to help him die without fear of pain. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#22. But when she saw her eating with her hands, incapable of giving an answer that was not a miracle of simple-mindedness, the only thing that she lamented was the fact that the idiots in the family lived so long. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#23. The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#24. At dawn, after a summary court martial, Arcadio was shot against the wall of the cemetery. In the last two hours of his life he did not manage to understand why the fear that had tormented him since childhood had disappeared. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#25. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#26. Freedom is often the first casualty of war. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#27. Unlike other girls of the time, who had neglected the cult of death, the four were past mistresses in the ancient science of sitting up with the ill, comforting the dying, and enshrouding the dead. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#28. Most critics don't realize that a novel like One Hundred Years of Solitude is a bit of a joke, full of signals to close friends; and so, with some pre-ordained right to pontificate they take on the responsibility of decoding the book and risk making terrible fools of themselves. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#29. That is how they were: they spent their lives proclaiming their proud origins, the historic merits of the city, the value of its relics, its heroism, its beauty, but they were blind to the decay of its years. Dr Juvenal Urbino, on the other hand, loved it enough to see it with the eyes of truth. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#30. And yet we didn't believe it now that it was, and not because we really didn't believe it but because we no longer wanted it to be true, we had ended up not understanding what would become of us without him, what would become of our lives after him, #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#31. That woman of unbreakable nerves who at no moment in her life had been heard to sing. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#32. Life is but a continual succession of opportunities for surviving. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#33. She led him by the hand to the bed as if he were a blind beggar on the street, and she cut him into pieces with malicious tenderness; she added salt to taste, pepper, a clove of garlic, chopped onion, lemon juice, bay leaf, until he was seasoned and on the platter, and the oven was heated to the right temperature. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#34. It is impossible to explain. But what I like most is to eat. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#35. He was not to do anything in bad taste, the woman of the inn warned old Eguchi. He was not to put his finger into the mouth of the sleeping girl, or try anything else of that sort. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#36. The truth is that Juvenal Urbino's suite had never been undertaken in the name of love, and it was curious, to say the least, that A militant Catholic like him would offer her only worldly goods: security, order, happiness, contiguous numbers that, once they were added together might resemble love, almost be love. But they were not love, and these doubts increased her confusion, because she was not convinced that love was what she really needed to live. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#37. He argued that if wings were not the essential element in determining the different between a hawk and an airplane, they were even less so in the recognition of angels. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#38. He who awaits much can expect little. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#39. Don't let yourself die without knowing the wonder of fucking with love. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#40. The human body is not made to endure all the years that one may live #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#41. I heard a shout on the horizon, the sobs of someone who perhaps had died a century earlier in the room. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#42. Our code of ethics supposes that wedoctors are made of wood . #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#43. Dawns in the dormitory had a suspicious resemblance to happiness. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#44. That recurrent dream had the quality of not being remembered except within the dream itself #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#45. [...] not knowing what he was doing because he did not know where his feet were or where his head was, or whose feet or whose head, and feeling that he could no longer resist the glacial rumbling of his kidneys and the air of his intestines, and fear, and the bewildered anxiety to flee and at the same time stay forever in that exasperated silence and that fearful solitude. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#46. And normality was precisely the most fearful part of that infinite war: nothing ever happened. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#47. I soaked the conversations up like a sponge, pulled them apart, rearranged them to make their origins disappear, and when I told them to the same people who had told the stories earlier, they were bewildered by the coincidence between what I said and what they were thinking. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#48. She lay on her back in bed for a long time thinking and when she returned to school an hour early she was beyond all desire to cry and she had sharpened her sense of smell along with her claws so that she could track down the miserable whore who had ruined her life. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#49. Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#50. On Monday, however, when he returned to his house on the Street of Windows, he discovered a letter floating in a puddle inside the entrance, and on the wet envelope he recognized at once the imperious handwriting that so many changes in life had not changed, and he even thought he could detect the nocturnal perfume of withered gardenias, because after the initial shock, his heart told him everything: it was the letter he had been waiting for, without a moment's respite, for over half a century. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#51. In that way the long-awaited visit, for which both had prepared questions and had even anticipated answers, was once more the usual everyday conversation. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#52. And there's nothing more dangerous than a written memoir. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#53. My heart in an uproar. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#54. Fernanda was scandalized that she did not understand the relationship of Catholicism with life but only its relationship with death, as if it were not a religion but a compendium of funeral conventions. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#55. It was against all scientific reason for two people who hardly knew each other, with no ties at all between them, with different characters, different upbringings, and even different genders, to suddenly find themselves committed to living together, to sleeping in the same bed, to sharing two destinies that perhaps were fated to go in opposite directions. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#56. Tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone,young or old. Today could be the last time to see your loved ones, which is why you mustn't wait; do it today, in case tomorrow never arrives. I am sure you will be sorry you wasted the opportunity today to give a smile, a hug, a kiss, and that you were too busy to grant them their last wish. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#57. Once again she shuddered with the evidence that time was not passing, as she had just admitted, but that it was turning in a circle. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#58. Intrigued by that enigma, he dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, because by trying to make her love him he ended up falling in love with her. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#59. And again, as always, after so many years we were still in the same place we always were. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#60. The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#61. For the first time in the interminable twenty-seven years that he had been waiting, Florentino Ariza could not endure the pangs of grief at the thought that this admirable man would have to die in order for him to be happy. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#62. Without a doubt it was Dr. Urbino's most contagious initiative, for opera fever infected the most surprising elements in the city and gave rise to a whole generation of Isoldes and Otellos and Aidas and Siegfrieds. But it never reached the extremes Dr. Urbino had hoped for, which was to see Italianizers and Wagnerians confronting each other with sticks and canes during the intermissions. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#63. He pleaded so much that he lost his voice. His bones began to fill with words. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#64. Since Aureliano at that time had very confused notions about the difference between Conservatives and Liberals, his father in law gave him some schematic lessons. The Liberals, he said, were Freemasons, bad people, wanting to hang priests, to institute civil marriage and divorce, to recognize the rights of illegitimate children as equal to those of legitimate ones, and to cut the country up into a federal system that would take power away from the supereme authority. The Conservatives, on the other hand, who had received their power directly from God, proposed the establishment of public order and family morality. They were the defenders of the faith of Christ, of the principle of authority, and were not prepared to permit the country to be broken down into autonomous entities. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#65. Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#66. Many things that were true yesterday will not be tomorrow. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#67. On the morning that they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat bishop was coming on. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#68. List of Artists Who Created Fantasy Worlds to Try and Cure Bouts of Sadness
1. Italo Calvino
2. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. Jim Henson and Jorge Luis Borges - Labyrinths
4. The creator of MySpace
5. Richard Brautigan
6. J.K. Rowling
7. The inventor of the children's toy Lite-Brite
8. Ann Sexton
9. David Foster Wallace
10. Gaugin and the Caribbean
11. Charles Schulz
12. Liam Rector #Quote by Shane Jones
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#69. It had never occurred to him until then to think that literature was the best plaything that had ever been invented to make fun of people ... #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#70. To hell with a fan when the wind is blowing. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#71. They went ahead like sleepwalkers through a universe of grief #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#72. He was healthier than the rest of us, but when you listened with the stethoscope you could hear the tears bubbling inside his heart. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#73. It was a lone voice in the middle of the ocean, but it was heard at great depth and great distance. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#74. We have to bring in the railroad,' he said.
That was the first time the word had ever been heard in Macondo. Looking at the sketch that Aureliano Triste drew on the table and that was a direct descendant of the plans that Jose Arcadio Buendia had illustrated his project for solar warfare, Ursula confirmed her impression that time was going in a circle. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#75. When I sit down to write, which is the essential moment in my life, I am completely alone. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#76. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#77. The city drowned in memories. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#78. Love becomes greater and nobler in calamity. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#79. The only thing worse than bad health is a bad name. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#80. At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point... #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#81. Maybe I'll have a tumour like his someday. At first it will be a small but growing sphere that will branch out, growing larger in my stomach like a fetus. I will probably feel it when it starts to take motion, moving inward with the fury of a sleepwalking child, traveling through my intestines blindly - #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#82. The world is divided into those who screw and those who do not. He distrusted those who did not - when they strayed from the straight and narrow it was something so unusual for them that they bragged about love as if they had just invented it. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#83. Hate and love are reciprocal passions. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#84. She was impossible to resist. She had the eyes of a wildcat, a body as provocative with clothes as without, and luxuriant hair of uproarious gold whose woman's smell made me weep with rage into my pillow. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#85. Don't open that door," she said. "The hallway is full of difficult dreams." And I asked her: "How do you know?" And she told me: "Because I was there a moment ago and I had to come back when I discovered I was sleeping on my heart. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#86. Hildebranda had a universal conception of love, and she believed that whatever happened to one love affected all other loves throughout the world. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#87. As I hear him, I understand that he's not more moronic because of the brandy than he is because of his cowardice. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#88. Dogs were not loyal but servile, that cats were opportunists and traitors, #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#89. The first line reads, "As Gregor Samsa awoke that morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect ... " When I read that line I thought to myself that I didn't know anyone was allowed to write things like that. If I had known, I would have started writing a long time ago #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#90. A lost bird appeared in the court and was half an hour jumping around between the spikenard. It sang a progressive note, rising an octave at a time, until it became so acute that it was necessary to imagine it. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#91. The day shit is worth money, poor people will be born without an asshole #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#92. But if they had learned anything together, it was that wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good. For #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#93. The ancient priest who had taken Father Angel's place and whose name no one had bothered to find out awaited God's mercy stretched out casually in a hammock, tortured by arthritis and the insomnia of doubt while the lizards and rats fought over the inheritance of the nearby church. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#94. The Enemy makes better use of our intelligence than of our errors. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#95. I'm at the mercy of a destiny that isn't mine. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#96. Get down! Get down!
The people in front had already done so, swept down by the wave of bullets. The survivors, instead of getting down, tried to go back to the small square, and the panic became a dragon's tail as one compact wave ran against another which was moving in the opposite direction, towards the other dragon's tail in the street across the way, where the machine guns were firing without cease. They were penned in, swirling about in a gigantic whirlwind that little by little was being reduced to its epicenter as the edges were systematically being cut off all around like an onion being peeled by the insatiable and methodical shears of the machine guns. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#97. At some point, you no longer feel pain. Sensation disappears and reason is dulled, until you lose all grasp of time and place. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#98. Don't worry," he would say, smiling. "Dying is much more difficult than one imagines. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#99. A falcon who chases a warlike crane can only hope for a life of pain. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#100. Children inherit their parents' madness. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#101. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#102. She would go to sleep only once and that would be to die. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#103. The first of the
line is tied to a tree and the last is being eaten by the ants . #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#104. She made a visual inventory of the disaster and confirmed that the girl was curled up like a snail, her head hidden between her arms: terrified but intact. "My God!" Rosa Cabarcas exclaimed. "What I wouldn't have given for a love like this! #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#105. In the parlor was a huge camera on wheels like the ones used in public parks, and the backdrop of a marine twilight, painted with homemade paints, and the walls papered with pictures of children at memorable moments: the first Communion, the bunny costume, the happy birthday. Year after year, during contemplative pauses on afternoons of chess, Dr. Urbino had seen the gradual covering over of the walls, and he had often thought with a shudder of sorrow that in the gallery of casual portraits lay the germ of the future of the city, governed and corrupted by those unknown children, where note even the ashes of his glory would remain. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#106. He was the lover who never showed his face, the man most avid for love as well as most niggardly with it, the man who gave nothing and wanted everything, the man who did not allow anyone to leave a trace of her passing in his heart, the hunter lying in ambush. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#107. He found a glimmer of hope in the ruins of disaster #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#108. What did you expect?" he murmured. "Time passes. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#109. Things have a mind of its own; it's simply the matter of waking up their souls." – Melquiades #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#110. Sometimes we attribute certain things we do not understand to the demon, not thinking they may be things of God that we do not understand. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#111. It is easier to start a war than to end it. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#112. The only convincing document he could write was a love letter. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#113. Cease, cows, life is short. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#114. it was characteristic of men to deny hunger once their appetite were satisfied #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#115. He considered respect for one's given word as a wealth that should not be squandered. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#116. He said that love was an emotion contra natura that condemned two strangers to a base and unhealthy dependence, and the more intense it was, the more ephemeral. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#117. During the crushing insomnia brought on by his asthma he would measure and remeasure the depth of his misfortune as he went through the shadowy house where the senile fussing of Úrsula had instilled a fear of the world in him. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#118. HE had fled from her in an attempt to wipe out her memory, not only through distance but by means of a muddled fury that his companions a arms took to be boldness, but the more her image wallowed in the dung hill of war, the more the was resembled Amarant. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#119. The driver warned me: Be careful, scholar, they kill in that house. I replied: If it's for love it doesn't matter. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#120. You have a heart of stone," she told him.
"It's not a question of a heart," he said. "The room's getting full of moths. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#121. Before that, my life was always agitated by a tangle of tricks, feints and illusions intended to outwit the countless lures that tried to turn me into anything but a writer. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#122. That casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that had still not ended half a century later. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#123. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#124. With "The Thousand and One Nights", I learned and never forgot that we should read only those books that force us to reread them. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#125. and they treated each other with the familiarity of a husband and wife who had hidden so many things in this life that there was almost nothing left for them to say to each other. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#126. I never had intimate friends, and the few who came close are in New York. By which I mean they're dead, because that's where I suppose condemned souls go in order not to endure the truth of their past lives. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#127. He was another person, despite his firm decision and anguished effort to continue to be the same man he had been before his mortal encounter with love.
The truth is that he was never the same again. Winning back Fermina Daza was the sole purpose of his life #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#128. A man should have two wives: one to love and one to sew on his buttons. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#129. without giving her money or love and only occasionally pleasure #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#130. Most fatal diseases had their own specific odor, but ... none was as specific as old age. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#131. They had to isolate her so that she would not drive the rest of the madwomen crazy. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#132. Common prick of conscience. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#133. The only certainty was that they took everything with them: money, December breezes, the bread knife, thunder at 3 in the afternoon, the scent of jasmines, love. All that remained were the dusty almond trees, the reverberating streets, the houses of wood and roofs of rusting tin with their taciturn inhabitants, devastated by memories. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#134. If they believe it in the Bible, I don't see why they shouldn't believe it from me. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#135. The only thing that didn't occur to her was to give up. Nevertheless, he seemed insensible to her
delirium; it was like writing to nobody. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#136. Nigromanta took him to her room, which was lighted with false candlesticks, to her folding cot with the bedding stained from bad loves, and to her body of a wild dog, hardened and without a soul, which prepared itsself to dismiss him as if he were a frightened child, and suddenly it found a man whose tremendous power demanded a movement of seismic readjustment from her insides. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#137. Because seas are like cats, he said, they always come home. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#138. This was when I heard that the first symptom of old age is when you begin to resemble your father. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#139. I nee to reason for a plague, ... As far as I know no comets or eclipses have been forecast, and our sins are not great enough for God to be concerned with us. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#140. The world was reduced to the surface of her skin and her inner self was safe from all bitterness. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#141. All that Delaura noticed, though, was the uproarious crowing of the roosters.
'There are only six of them, but they make enough noise for a hundred,' said the Abbess. 'Furthermore, a pig spoke and a goat gave birth to triplets.' And she added with fervor: 'Everything has been like this since your Bishop did us the favor of sending us his poisoned gift.'
She viewed with equal alarm the garden flowering with so much vigor that it seemed contra natura. As they walked across it she pointed out to Delaura that there were flowers of exceptional size and color, some with an unbearable scent. As far as she was concerned, everything ordinary has something supernatural about it. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#142. Her own experience was beginning to tell her that an alert old age can be more keen than the cards. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#143. Along the rough cobbled streets that had served so well in surprise attacks and buccaneer landings, weeds hung from the balconies and opened cracks in the whitewashed walls of even the best-kept mansions, and the only signs of life at two o'clock in the afternoon were languid piano exercises played in the dim light of siesta. Indoors, in the cool bedrooms saturated with incense, women protected themselves from the sun as if it were a shameful infection, and even at early Mass they hid their faces in their mantillas. Their love affairs were slow and difficult and were often disturbed by sinister omens, and life seemed interminable. At nightfall, at the oppressive moment of transition, a storm of carnivorous mosquitoes rose out of the swamps, and a tender breath of human shit, warm and sad, stirred the certainty of death in the depths of one's soul. And #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#144. She nailed it to the wall with her well-aimed dart, like a butterfly with no will whose sentence has always been written. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#145. That's maybe the reason he does so many things so that he will not have to think . #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#146. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#147. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#148. She had that rare virtue of never existing completely except for that opportune moment #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#149. Go away," she said voicelessly.
Aureliano, smiled, picked her up by the waist with both hands like a pot of begonias, and dropped her on her back on the bed. With a brutal tug he pulled off her bathrobe before she had time to resist and he loomed over an abyss of newly washed nudity whose skin color, lines of fuzz, and hidden moles had all been imagined in the shadows of the other rooms. Amaranta Úrsula defended herself sincerely with the astuteness of a wise woman, weaseling her slippery, flexible, and fragrant weasel's body as she tried to knee him in the kidneys and scorpion his face with her nails, but without either of them giving a gasp that might not have been taken for that""breathing of a person watching the meager
April sunset through the open window. It was a fierce fight, a battle to the death, but it seemed to be without violence because it consisted of distorted attacks and ghostly evasions, slow, cautious, solemn, so that during it all there was time for the petunias to bloom and for Gaston to forget about his aviator's dream in the next room, as if they were
two enemy lovers seeking reconciliation at the bottom of an aquarium. In the heat of that savage and ceremonious struggle, Amaranta Úrsula understood that her meticulous silence was so irrational that it could awaken the suspicions of her nearby husband much
more than the sound of warfare that they were trying to avoid. Then she began to laugh with her lips tight together, without givin #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#150. Not only was he the tallest, strongest, most virile, and best built man they had ever seen, but even though they were looking at him there was no room for him in their imagination. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#151. Then she revived him with an ardor and skill he could not have imagined in the meager pleasures of his solitary lovemaking, and without glory deprived him of his virginity. He was fifty-two years old and she was twenty-three, but age was the least pernicious of the differences between them. They continued to make hurried, heartless siesta love in the evangelical shade of the orange trees. The madwomen encouraged them from the terraces with indecent songs, and celebrated their triumphs with stadium ovations. Before the Marquis was aware of the dangers that pursued him, Bernarda woke him from his stupor with the news that she was in the second month of pregnancy. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#152. Let me soap you," he murmured.
"Thank you for your good intentions," she said, "but my two hands are quite enough."
"Even if it's just your back," the foreigner begged.
"That would be silly," she said. "People never soap their backs. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#153. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#154. The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#155. The world is divided into those who can shit and those who cannot." On the basis of this dogma the Doctor had elaborated an entire theory of character, which he considered more accurate than astrology. But with what he had learned over the years, Florentino Ariza stated it another way: "The world is divided into those who screw and those who do not." He distrusted those who did not: when they strayed from the straight and narrow, it was something so unusual for them that they bragged about love as if they had just invented it. Those who did it often, on the other hand, lived for that alone. They felt so good that their lips were sealed as if they were tombs, because they knew that their lives depended on their discretion. They never spoke of their exploits, they confided in no one, they feigned indifference to the point where they earned the reputation of being impotent, or frigid, or above all timid fairies, as in the case of Florentino Ariza. But they took pleasure in the error because the error protected them. They formed a secret society, whose members recognized each other all over the world without need of a common language, which is why Florentino Ariza was not surprised by the girl's reply: she was one of them, and therefore she knew that he knew that she knew. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#156. It is incredible how one can be happy for so many years in the midst of so many squabbles, so many problems, damn it, and not really know if it was love or not. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#157. He stared at her openly, at her intense mourning, at the dignity of her grief, #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#158. There are some corrupt Christians who do their business with female donkeys. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#159. She had the revelation one Sunday that while the other instruments played for everyone the violen played for her alone . #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#160. The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#161. It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#162. She would not shed a tear, she would not waste the rest of her years simmering in the maggot broth of memory. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#163. Under the burning sun on the street I began to feel the weight of my ninety years, and to count minute by minute the minutes of the nights I had left before I died. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#164. My most important problem was destroying the lines of demarcation that separate what seems real from what seems fantastic. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#165. It had to teach her to think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end it itself. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#166. It is life, more than death, that has no limits. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#167. For those who may be hurting over lost love:
Don't cry because it is over ... smile because it happened. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#168. Jose Palacios, his oldest servant, found him floating naked with his eyes open in the purifying waters of his bath and thought he had drowned. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#169. The truth is that she spoke about her misfortune without any shame in order to cover up the other misfortune, the real one, that was burning in her insides. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#170. It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#171. Please allow me to wipe the slate clean. 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. Florentino Ariza, Love in the Time of Cholera #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#172. The legal reporter came out of his cubicle shouting that two bodies of unidentified girls were in the city morgue. Frightened, I asked him: What age? Young, he said. They may be refugees from the interior chased here by the regime's thugs. I sighed with relief. The situation encroaches on us in silence, like a bloodstain, I said. The legal reporter, at some distance now, shouted: Not blood, Maestro,shit. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#173. He was begining to defer his problems in the hope that death would resolve them . #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#174. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#175. The startling thing about her simplifying instinct was that the more she did away with fashion in search for comfort and the more she passed over conventions as she obeyed spontaneity, the more disturbing her incredible beauty became and the more provocative she become to men. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#176. It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#177. Dr Urbino recognized their oppressive weight, their ominous silence, their suffocating gases, which on so many insomniac dawns had risen to his bedroom, blending with the fragrance of jasmine from the patio, and which he felt pass by him like a wind out of yesterday that had nothing to do with his life. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#178. But meanwhile, we've got to sustain the illusions of those who stay with something. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#179. The best friend a person has," he would say at that time, "is one who has just died. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#180. For a week I did not take off my mechanic's coverall day or night I did not bathe or shave or brush my teeth because love taught me too late that you groom yourself for someone you dress and perfume yourself for someone and I'd never had anyone to do that for. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#181. Each grape she pulled off grew back again on the cluster. In the dream it was evident that the girl had spent many years at that infinite window trying to finish the cluster, and was in no hurry to so because she knew that in the last grape lay death. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#182. A famous writer who wants to continue writing has to be constantly defending himself against fame. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#183. The feverish excitement of twenty had been something very noble, very beautiful, but it had not been love. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#184. Arcadio had seen her many times working in her parents' small food store but he had never taken a good look at her because she had that rare virtue of never existing completely except at the opportune moment. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#185. 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. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#186. Florentino Ariza was awake most of the night, thinking that he heard the voice of Fermina Daza in the fresh river breeze, ministering to his solitude with her memory, hearing her sing in the respiration of the boat as it moved like a great animal in the darkness. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#187. Just as real events are forgotten, some that never were can be in our memories as if they happened. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#188. My God, if I had a heart, I would write my hate on ice, and wait for the sun to show. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#189. Colonel Aureliano Buendia could understand only that the secret of good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude- 205 #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#190. Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#191. Each thing, just by looking at it, aroused in me an irresistible longing to write so I would not die. I had suffered this on other occasions, but only on that morning did I recognize it as a crisis of inspiration, that word, abominable but so real, that demolishes everything in its path in order to reach its ashes in time. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Walter Mosley
#192. I think that it's important to try to keep reality. I think that Gabriel Garcia Marquez speaks a lot about reality in his magical realism. So I don't think we have to be hyper-realistic. But we have to understand the pressures that undergird the lives of the characters within that novel. #Quote by Walter Mosley
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#193. My most important problem was to destroy the line of demarcation that separates what seems real from what seems fantastic. Because in the world that I was trying to evoke, that barrier didn't exist. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#194. Florentino Ariza, on the other hand, had not stopped thinking of
her for a single moment since Fermina Daza had rejected him out of
hand after a long and troubled love affair fifty-one years, nine months,
and four days ago. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#195. Only god knows how much I loved you. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#196. Opposite her, calming his peaceful hunger, was old Jacob, a man who had loved her so much and for so long that he could no longer conceive of any suffering that didn't start with his wife. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#197. One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship! #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#198. Everything that goes into my mouth seems to make me fat, everything that comes out of my mouth embarrasses me. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#199. There is no greater glory than to die for love. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#200. And the two of them loved each other for a long time in silence without making love again. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Chris Hedges
#201. The poison that is war does not free us from the ethics of responsibility. There are times when we must take this poison - just as a person with cancer accepts chemotherapy to live. We can not succumb to despair. Force is and I suspect always will be part of the human condition. There are times when the force wielded by one immoral faction must be countered by a faction that, while never moral, is perhaps less immoral.
We in the industrialized world bear responsibility for the world's genocides because we had the power to intervene and did not. We stood by and watched the slaughter in Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Rwanda where a million people died. The blood for the victims of Srebrenica- a designated UN safe area in Bosnia- is on our hands. The generation before mine watched, with much the same passivity, the genocides of Germany, Poland, Hungary, Greece, and the Ukraine. These slaughters were, as in, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book Chronical of a Death Foretold, often announced in advance #Quote by Chris Hedges
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Peter Chapman
#202. For those fed up with the lack of mystery at the top of the Premiership, could I refer you to the commanding heights of the Conference. The wide points gap between first and second says we are about to witness the return to the football league of Accrington Stanley. So legendary have they become that everyone across the generations knows them, yet even those of the certain age required (you'd be pushing 60) can scarcely believe they were ever there. What proof do we have that this most Garcia Marquez of football teams was, is and yet may truly be? #Quote by Peter Chapman
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Haruki Murakami
#203. All things in my novels are real for me. Some western critics said that Garcia Marquez's novels are magic realism. However, I believe that Marquez must have experienced everything in his novels. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Graeme Simsion
#204. In Hong Kong, I read Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera", in which the hero must wait until his seventies before being united with his beloved. In a moment of Melancholy, I inscribed my copy: Angelina, I will love you always. Adam and sent it to her, via Jacinta. It was an unhealthy book for me to have read at that time, and to have then inflicted on Angelina. Just wait long enough and somehow the right people will die. The starts will align, we'll get over ourselves and we'll be together. And in the meantime, what? #Quote by Graeme Simsion
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Federico Garcia Lorca
#205. A nation that does not support and encourage its theater is - if not dead - dying; just as a theater that does not capture with laughter and tears the social and historical pulse, the drama of its people, the genuine color of the spiritual and natural landscape, has no right to call itself theater; but only a place for amusement. #Quote by Federico Garcia Lorca
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Merlyn Gabriel Miller
#206. Normality is an illusion, created by a conservative culture to control behaviour #Quote by Merlyn Gabriel Miller
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Byrne
#207. It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.' #Quote by Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#208. Losing her was the worst thing I could imagine. Like I was falling, but this time I would definitely hit the ground. - Ethan Lawson Wate #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#209. Don't you start, Mercy Lynne. You know vegetablism is one step closer to a world without panties an' preachers. That there is a documentated fact. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Jorge Garcia
#210. I have been sent three or four scripts for television series, but there wasn't anything I really wanted to do. I want to tell a good story, whether it's a TV show, a movie, whatever. That's really my No. 1 criteria. #Quote by Jorge Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
#211. I follow the direction of the wind, and I cannot be blamed if a new wind begins to blow #Quote by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Cousens M.D.
#212. Veganism is a brilliant approach for elevating human consciousness and avoiding the energy of death and degeneration associated with killing animals for food, which enters us when we eat their flesh and blood. #Quote by Gabriel Cousens M.D.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Juan Gabriel
#213. Adulthood brings with it a pernicious illusion of control. #Quote by Juan Gabriel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Molly Harper
#214. Get the point?" I asked, offering the boys a triumphant smile.
Gabriel, Zeb, and Dick stared at me, aghast.
"What? Sarcastic postkill comeback. Isn't that what you're supposed to do in situations like this?
Too harsh? #Quote by Molly Harper
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#215. Twelve thousand seven hundred and fifty-four dollars and three cents in coins, from six centuries. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Carolyn MacCullough
#216. Please!" I stop my pacing, glare at him. "Is that all you can think about at a time like this?"
Gabriel rolls up on one elbow and smiles at me. "I'm a guy. It's what I think about all the time. #Quote by Carolyn MacCullough
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Federico Garcia Lorca
#217. While the poet wrestles with the horses on his brain and the sculptor wounds his eyes on the hard spark of alabaster, the dancer battles the air around her, air that threatens at any moment to destroy her harmony or to open huge open empty spaces where her rhythm will be annihilated. #Quote by Federico Garcia Lorca
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Blair Jackson
#218. Speaking more generally about what attracted him to bluegrass banjo, he said it was 'just the sound of the instrument, and then the fire, you know; the speed and all that. I was attracted by the intensity of it, really. And I was drawn to that incredible clarity-- when something is going along real fast and every note is absolutely clear. That, to me, was really amazing-- the Earl Scruggs instrumentals...' But Garcia refused to commit himself to just one style of music. Though bluegrass became his overriding obsession for about two years, he still dabbled in folk, old-timey and blues whenever the opportunity arose and there were players around. #Quote by Blair Jackson
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
#219. The city was poisoned with the venom of small fundamentalisms, and the venom ran beneath us, like dirty water in the sewers. #Quote by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Brigid Kemmerer
#220. Nick found Gabriel in his bedroom, sitting cross-legged on his bed, surrounded by textbooks. Headphones trailed from his ears, and his pencil tapped in time with whatever he was listening to. He either didn't notice Nick standing at the door, or he deliberately wasn't looking up.

Nick wanted to shove him off the bed and kick him in the face.

Not aggressive, my ass.

Gabriel finally looked up and yanked the headphones free.

"So I have to leave you alone, but you get to stand there like a freaky stalker?"

Oh, good. New adjectives. Nick told his heartbeat to chill out. He pushed Gabriel's door open. "I need to talk to you about something."

Gabriel stared at him. Nick could read the debate on his face: screw with Nick or just play it easy.

He went with the latter. His pencil dropped into the spine of his trig textbook. "Okay. Talk."

"If you grabbed someone by the wrist, could you set their skin on fire without anyone knowing you were doing it?"

Gabriel's eyebrows went up. "Not exactly what I thought you'd want to talk about."

Nick didn't have an answer for that. He kept his gaze steady and waited.

"Look, Nicky . . ." Gabriel hesitated. "Whatever I did to piss you off, just - "

"Forget it." Nick was halfway out his door before Gabriel slid off the bed to grab his arm.

"Stop," said his twin. "I'll answer your question, all right?"

#Quote by Brigid Kemmerer
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Brigid Kemmerer
#221. If you want me to fix your homework, you need to leave me alone." Then he spotted her. "You're back."
"Yeah." She glanced between him and Gabriel. "You do his homework?"
"Just the math. It's a miracle he can count to ten."
"I can count to one." Gabriel gave him the finger. #Quote by Brigid Kemmerer
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#222. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.' #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Chevallier
#223. Enter Justine Putet, of whom it is now time to speak. Imagine a swarthy-looking, ill-tempered person, dried-up and of viperish disposition, with a bad complexion, an evil expression, a cruel tongue, defective internal economy, and (over all this) a layer of aggressive piety and loathsome suavity of speech. A paragon of virtue of a kind that filled you with dismay, for virtue in such a guise as this is detestable to behold, and in this instance it seemed to be inspired by a spirit of hatred and vengeance rather than by ordinary feelings of kindness. An energetic user of rosaries, a fervent petitioner at her prayers, but also an unbridled sower of calumny and clandestine panic. In a word, she was the scorpion of Clochemerle, but a scorpion disguised as a woman of genuine piety. #Quote by Gabriel Chevallier
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#224. The guys were going down one road, and I was going down another. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Lyle Lovett
#225. The loss of Jerry Garcia feels like the end of an era in the same way it felt when Elvis died and John Lennon was killed. #Quote by Lyle Lovett
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gael Garcia Bernal
#226. Democracy should be practiced not every six years, but every day. #Quote by Gael Garcia Bernal
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Nina Garcia
#227. My passion for fashion originated in my mother's closet. She was a woman who loved fashion. She enjoyed dressing up a lot, and she had a closet that was like her sacred room that belonged only to her. She wouldn't let us go in and play there very often. #Quote by Nina Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Sylvain Reynard
#228. Your father is proud of us for having a
baby."
Gabriel nodded, as he continued brushing.
"That means he's proud of us for having sex and you for impregnating me. Do you think they make T-shirts for grandfathers that express those sentiments? #Quote by Sylvain Reynard
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#229. A little known fact: I read all the time. books were the one thing that got me out of Gatlin, even if it was only for a little while. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Peter Gabriel
#230. I like the touch and the smell of all the pretty dresses you wear. #Quote by Peter Gabriel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Marcel
#231. The atheist relies not on an experience but on an idea, or pseudo idea, of God: if God existed, He would have such and such characteristics; but if he had such characteristics, He could not allow etc...His judgment of incompability, in fact, is based on a judgment of implications. #Quote by Gabriel Marcel
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Federico Garcia Lorca
#232. The Little Mute Boy The little boy was looking for his voice. (The king of the crickets had it.) In a drop of water the little boy was looking for his voice. I do not want it for speaking with; I will make a ring of it so that he may wear my silence on his little finger In a drop of water the little boy was looking for his voice. (The captive voice, far away, put on a cricket's clothes.) Translated by William S. Merwin #Quote by Federico Garcia Lorca
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by L.J.Smith
#233. Gabriel was trying to smile, but the expression kept breaking apart. He was looking at her as if he hadn't seen her for years and years of searching, and had just now walked into a room and come upon her unexpectedly. As if he wanted to look at every part of her, now that he could do it honestly. #Quote by L.J.Smith
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Kami Garcia
#234. ...you cannot punish a wet child for the rain. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes by Gabriel Iglesias
#235. When you're a comedian, the Holy Grail is an hour long HBO special. #Quote by Gabriel Iglesias

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