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Gabriel García Márquez

Birthdate: 6. March 1927
Date of death: 17. April 2014
Other names: Gabriel José García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo [ˈɡaβo] or Gabito [ɡaˈβito] throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude , The Autumn of the Patriarch , and Love in the Time of Cholera . His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo , and most of them explore the theme of solitude.

Upon García Márquez’s death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, called him "the greatest Colombian who ever lived." Wikipedia

Works

Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Gabriel García Márquez
Living to Tell the Tale
Living to Tell the Tale
Gabriel García Márquez
Of Love and Other Demons
Of Love and Other Demons
Gabriel García Márquez
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel García Márquez
The General in His Labyrinth
The General in His Labyrinth
Gabriel García Márquez
Strange Pilgrims
Strange Pilgrims
Gabriel García Márquez
Olhos de Cão Azul
Gabriel García Márquez
No One Writes to the Colonel
No One Writes to the Colonel
Gabriel García Márquez

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

—  Gabriel García Márquez

Variant: Friend is the person that holds your hand and touches your heart!

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

—  Gabriel García Márquez

Source: Gabriel García Márquez: a Life

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

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Variant: Sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love.
Source: Memories of My Melancholy Whores

„The only thing worse than bad health is a bad name.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book Love in the Time of Cholera

Source: Love in the Time of Cholera

„A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez

[The Autumn of the Patriarch, 2006 [1976], HarperCollins, 978-0-06-088286-0, 254] translated from El Ontoño del Patriarica (1975) by Gregory Rabassa

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

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book Love in the Time of Cholera

Source: Love in the Time of Cholera

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

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book Living to Tell the Tale

Living to Tell the Tale (2002)
Variant: Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.

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

„There is always something left to love.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book One Hundred Years of Solitude

Source: One Hundred Years of Solitude

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

„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.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, book Love in the Time of Cholera

Variant: .. 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
Source: Love in the Time of Cholera

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