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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quotes and Sayings

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A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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What matters in life is not what happens to you but
what you remember and how you remember it.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Always remember that the most important thing in a
good marriage is not happiness,
but stability.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love,
and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.
With both you are working with reality,
a material just as hard as wood.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,
they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Everything that goes into my mouth seems to make me fat,
everything that comes out of my mouth embarrasses me.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

An early-rising man is a good spouse but a bad husband.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

He who awaits much can expect little.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No, not rich.
I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and
told his wife that he was three days late because he
had been swallowed by a whale.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Necessity has the face of a dog.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own,
serves only to make us ever more unknown,
ever less free, ever more solitary.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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