Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez He was one of the greatest exponents of Latin American literature through magical realism.
‘Gabo’, as this author is affectionately known, would have turned 94 on March 6th. The Colombian writer and journalist received the P.Nobel Prize in Literature 1982 and was consecrated with the publication in 1967 of One hundred years of solitude.
García Márquez is one of the most important exponents of Latin American prose and thanks to his wonderful works that stand out from the rest Love in the time of cholera, the colonel has no one to write to. The Patriarch’s Fall and the Chronicle of a Foretold Deathis a reference of the culture and folk wisdom that helped from Mexico to Argentina.
We leave you a few sentences from this great author who knew how to find magic in the “normal” world and whose creativity exploded in a thousand yellow butterflies to inspire millions of readers.
1. About the size of dreams
“The human body is not made for the years in which one could live” – Love and other demons (1994).
2. About the power of happiness
“There is no medicine that heals what happiness does not heal” – Love and other demons (1994).
3. About age
“Wisdom comes to us when it is no longer useful for us” – The colonel has no one to write to him (1961)
4. About resilience
“Life is nothing more than a continuous sequence of possibilities for survival” – The colonel has no one to write to him (1961)
5. About joy
“If you want to sing, sing,” said the Colonel. This is good for the gall “- The colonel has no one to write to him (1961)
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6. About war and peace
“We have fought so many wars and everything so that our house is not painted blue” – One hundred years of solitude (1967)
7. About the experience
“- Take advantage of the fact that you are young now, to suffer as much as possible – I told him – that these things do not last a lifetime.” – – Love in the time of cholera1985)
8. About love
“Love is also learned” – A chronicle of a predicted death (1981)
9. About changing the world
“I believe that it is not too late to build a utopia that will enable us to divide the country” – Bad time (1962)
10. To friendship
“The only way I live is that my friends love me more,” Gabriel García Márquez (The world, April 18, 2014).