Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

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.

Even when the winds of misfortune blow, amazing things can still happen.

Never stop smiling not even when you’re sad, someone might fall in love with your smile.

Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

The people of the United States are one of the people I most admire in the world. The only thing I don’t understand is why a country that manages to do so well cannot do better in choosing its president.


No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.

All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.

If you love something – let. If it is yours – it will come back. I love you not because of who you are, but for who I am when I’m with you.

Don’t struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected.

I have learned that a man has the right and obligation to look down at another man, only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.

It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart.

The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.

I would give wings to children, but I would leave it to them to learn how to fly by themselves.

Do not allow me to forget you

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.

Always tell what you feel. Do what you think.

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

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.

No medicine cures what happiness cannot.

…they enjoyed the miracle of loving each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out old people they kept on blooming like children and playing together like dogs.

The spirit of her invincible heart guided her through the shadows.

One can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the sorrow with each, and not betray any of them.