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Gabriel García Márquez Quotes: 10 of His Best

The Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate wrote many words in his lifetime; these are a few of the most enduring.

1 / 10

No, not rich.

I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing. —Gabriel García Márquez

2 / 10

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old;

they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. —Gabriel García Márquez

3 / 10

All human beings have three lives:

public, private, and secret. —Gabriel García Márquez

4 / 10

He who awaits much

can expect little. —Gabriel García Márquez

5 / 10

Justice … limps along,

but it gets there all the same. —Gabriel García Márquez

6 / 10

A person doesn’t die when he should

but when he can. —Gabriel García Márquez

7 / 10

No matter what,

nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had. —Gabriel García Márquez

8 / 10

What matters in life is not what happens to you,

but what you remember and how you remember it. —Gabriel García Márquez

9 / 10

No medicine cures

what happiness cannot. —Gabriel García Márquez

10 / 10

The only regret I will have in dying

is if it is not for love. —Gabriel García Márquez

Originally Published in Reader's Digest