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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.

No, not rich.

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

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

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

All human beings have three lives:

public, private, and secret. —Gabriel García Márquez

He who awaits much

can expect little. —Gabriel García Márquez

Justice … limps along,

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

A person doesn’t die when he should

but when he can. —Gabriel García Márquez

No matter what,

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

What matters in life is not what happens to you,

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

No medicine cures

what happiness cannot. —Gabriel García Márquez

The only regret I will have in dying

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

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