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Gabriel García Márquez

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… Continue reading Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel García Márquez

He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love… — Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Harper; 1st edition June 24, 2003) published June 1st 1967.

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Gabriel García Márquez

She would defend herself, saying that love, no matter what else it might be, was a natural talent. She would say: You are either born knowing how, or you never know. ― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera. (Vintage October 7, 2003) Originally published 1985.

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Gabriel García Márquez

He felt himself forgotten, not with the irremediable forgetfulness of the heart, but with a different kind of forgetfulness, which was more cruel and irrevocable and which he knew very well because it was the forgetfulness of death. ― Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Harper; 1st edition June 24, 2003)

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‘Bad luck doesn’t have any chinks in it,’ he said with deep bitterness. ‘I was born a son of a bitch and I’m going to die a son of a bitch.’ ― Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Harper; 1st edition June 24, 2003)

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Gabriel García Márquez

… ideas that had often fluttered around her head like nocturnal birds but dissolved into a trickle of feathers when she tried to catch hold of them. There they were, simple, precise, just as she would have liked to say them.  — Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (Alfred A. Knopf, 1988)

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