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Gabriel García Márquez

When the cathedral bells struck seven, there was a single, limpid start in the rose-colored sky, a ship called out a disconsolate farewell, and in my throat I felt the Gordian knot of all the loves that might have been and weren’t. — Gabriel García Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. Publisher Editorial Norma (Colombia)… Continue reading Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel García Márquez

When he was alone, he consoled himself with the dream of the infinite rooms. He dreamed that he was getting out of bed, opening the door and going into an identical room with the same bed with a wrought-iron head, the same wicker chair, and the same small picture on the back wall. From that… Continue reading Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

He sank into the rocking chair, the same one in which Rebecca had sat during the early days of the house to give embroidery lessons, and in which Amaranta had played Chinese checkers with Colonel Gerineldo Marquez, and in which Amarana Ursula had sewn the tiny clothing for the child, and in that flash of… Continue reading Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Don’t let yourself die without knowing the wonder of fucking with love. ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. (Vintage 2006) Originally published October 19th 2004.

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez,

Thinking that it would console him, she took a piece of charcoal and erased the innumerable loves that he still owed her for, and she voluntarily brought up her own most solitary sadnesses so as not to leave him alone in his weeping. ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Harper; 1st edition… Continue reading Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez,

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Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia. ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. (Vintage 2006) Originally published October 19th 2004.

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