García Márquez on Love

The writer's most beautiful quotes

Last Thursday, one of the world’s most powerful and celebrated literary voices, Gabriel García Márquez, died in his home in Mexico City at the age of 87. We celebrate his life and work with ten of his most powerful and moving quotes on love

“I became aware that the invincible power that has moved the world is unrequited, not happy, love.”

“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.” Love in the Time of Cholera

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“He is ugly and sad... but he is all love.” Love in the Time of Cholera

“Never stop smiling not even when you're sad, someone might fall in love with your smile.”

“Only God knows how much I love you.” Love in the Time of Cholera

“There is always something left to love.” One Hundred Years of Solitude

“This was when she asked him whether it was true that love conquered all, as the songs said. 'It is true', he replied, 'but you would do well not to believe it.” Of Love and Other Demons

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“The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later.” Love in the Time of Cholera

“I'll never fall in love again... it's like having two souls at the same time.” The General in his Labyrinth

“To all, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.”

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