Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gabriel garcia marquez quotes, gabriel garcia marquez sayings, and gabriel garcia marquez proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Crazy people are not crazy if one accepts their reasoning.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The only Virgos left in the world are people like you who were born in August.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He thought that the world would make more rapid progress without the burden of old people.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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

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

Become a better person and be sure to know who you are, before meeting someone new and hoping that person knows who you are     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don't last your whole life.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez