45 Motivational Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes For Success In Life

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America. These Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes on love, death will motivate you.

Best Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes

  1. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  2. “If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  3. “Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  4. “Even when the winds of misfortune blow, amazing things can still happen.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  5. “The people of the United States are one of the people I most admire in the world. The only thing I don’t understand is why a country that manages to do so well cannot do better in choosing its president.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  6. “Never stop smiling not even when you’re sad, someone might fall in love with your smile.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  7. “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. “No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. “Don’t struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  11. “I have learned that a man has the right and obligation to look down at another man, only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. “If you love something – let. If it is yours – it will come back. I love you not because of who you are, but for who I am when I’m with you.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  13. “It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  14. “The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  15. “Humanity, like armies in the field, advances at the speed of the slowest.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  16. “A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. “Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  18. “Life is not what one lived, but what One remembers and how One remembers it in order to recount it” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  19. “A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  20. “For those who may be hurting over lost love:
    Don’t cry because it is over… smile because it happened.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  21. “Always tell what you feel. Do what you think.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  22. “The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  23. “It is a triumph of life that old people lose their memories of inessential things.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  24. “No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  25. “I would give wings to children, but I would leave it to them to learn how to fly by themselves.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  26. “One can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the sorrow with each, and not betray any of them.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  27. “The spirit of her invincible heart guided her through the shadows.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  28. “Become a better person and be sure to know who you are, before meeting someone new and hoping that person knows who you are” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  29. “Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don’t last your whole life.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  30. “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 did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  31. “Today, when I saw you, I realized that what is between us is nothing more than an illusion.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  32. “Things have a life of their own,” the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent. “It’s simply a matter of waking up their souls.”” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  33. “She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes
  34. “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.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  35. “I discovered that my obsession for having each thing in the right place, each subject at the right time, each word in the right style, was not the well-deserved reward of an ordered mind, but just the opposite: a complete system of pretense invented by me to hide the disorder of my nature.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  36. “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  37. “My most important problem was destroying the lines of demarcation that separate what seems real from what seems fantastic.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  38. “She was lost in her longing to understand.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  39. “He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  40. “She felt so old, so worn out, so far away from the best moments of her life that she even yearned for those that she remembered as the worst… Her heart of compressed ash, which had resisted the most telling blows of daily reality without strain, fell apart with the first waves of nostalgia. The need to feel sad was becoming a vice as the years eroded her. She became human in her solitude.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  41. “There is always something left to love.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  42. “Please allow me to wipe the slate clean. Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself. Florentino Ariza, Love in the Time of Cholera” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. “The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. “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.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  45. “The more transparent the writing, the more visible the poetry.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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