POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 17, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 17, 2014 23:58 IST

Do you have a favourite Marquez quote? Share it with us in the comments section.

  1. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”  ? Of Love and Other Demons
  2. “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” ? Living to Tell the Tale

  3. "Necessity has the face of a dog." ? In Evil Hour
  4. “Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching.”
  5. "One can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the same sorrow with each, and not betray any of them...My heart has more rooms than a whorehouse.” ? Love in the Time of Cholera
  6. “No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you've already had.” ? Memories of My Melancholy Whores
  7. “I became aware that the invincible power that has moved the world is unrequited, not happy, love.” ? Memories of My Melancholy Whores 
  8. “Crazy people are not crazy if one accepts their reasoning.” ? Of Love and Other Demons
  9. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” ? Living to Tell the Tale
  10. “A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.” ? The Autumn of the Patriarch
  11. “But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about.” ? Love in the Time of Cholera
  12. “Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.” ? One Hundred Years of Solitude
  13. "By trying to make her love him he ended up falling in love with her. Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing” ? One Hundred Years of Solitude

  14. “Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.” ? Love in the Time of Cholera
  15. "The only difference today between Liberals and Conservatives is that the Liberals go to mass at five o'clock and the Conservatives at eight." ? One Hundred Years of Solitude

  16. ”’The world must be all fucked up,’ he said then, ‘when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.’ That was the last thing he was heard to say.” ? One Hundred Years of Solitude

  17. "A man should have two wives: one to love and one to sew on his buttons. ? Love in the Time of Cholera

  18. "No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing." ? Love in the Time of Cholera

  19. "He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet." ? Love in
    the Time of Cholera

  20. "The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast." ? Love in the Time of Cholera

  21. "A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father." ? Love in the Time of Cholera
  22. "He who awaits much can expect little." ? No One Writes to the Colonel

  23. "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him." ? Love in the Time of Cholera

  24. “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” ? Gabriel García Márquez: a Life
  25. “There is always something left to love.” ? One Hundred Years of Solitude

These, as you can tell, have just been compiled in a hurry. And, yes, we are sorry to have missed your favourites. Do share them with us in the comments section.

POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 17, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 17, 2014 23:58 IST
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Daily Mail
Apr 18, 2014
11:19 PM

Here is another gem from Marquez from "Love in the Time of Cholera"

"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."

Visakhapatnam, India
Apr 18, 2014
06:06 PM

With the late G G Marquez, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to quotes.

Here is one that did not make it to the list. The advice, however, is priceless.

"Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability" from "Love in the Time of Cholera" is an example.

Visakhapatnam, India
Apr 18, 2014
05:23 PM

  I love you not for whom you are, but who i am when i'm by your side.

K Sinha
Phoenix, United States
Apr 18, 2014
05:21 PM

 The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love - Love in the time of cholera

K Sinha
Phoenix, United States
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