Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

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

The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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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Everything that goes into my mouth seems to make me fat, everything that comes out of my mouth embarrasses me.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He who awaits much can expect little.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

I don’t believe in God, but I’m afraid of Him.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If God hadn’t rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Necessity has the face of a dog.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.

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 Garcia Marquez