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Gabriel García Márquez

(Gabo, Gabito)

1927 – 2014 CE

The greatest Colombian

“The greatest Colombian who ever lived,” journalist, newspaper editor, 1st Colombian and 4th Latin American Nobel Prize winner, and the best and most popular Spanish writer since Cervantes; Gabriel García Márquez quickly became a respected and influential critic of Latin American politics. He popularized the writing style now called magical realism that has now pervaded modern literature and film, perhaps reaching a peak in the writings of Haruki Murakami. Fellow Nobel Prize winner, William Kennedy called his book, One Hundred Years of Solitude "the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race" but he was labeled a “subversive” and denied US visas until Bill Clinton called this book his favorite novel and lifted the travel ban. An active, anti-imperialist socialist, his muck-racking journalism led to an exile in Europe and relocation in Mexico but his fame opened political doors and he became an important influence on Cuban president Fidel Castro, other Latin American leaders, and on negotiations between the Colombian government and guerrilla groups.



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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Quotes by Gabriel García Márquez (8 quotes)

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

from One Hundred Years of Solitude

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

Themes: Memory Forget

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

Themes: Dream Old Age

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“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”

Themes: Health Medicine

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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.”

Themes: Marriage Sex

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

Themes: Books

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“A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.”

Themes: Death and Dying

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“He who awaits much can expect little.”

Themes: Ambition

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