Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Colombian

Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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America is half a world gone mad.

What happens is that you don't feel it on the inside, but from the outside everybody can see it.

Nevertheless, in the impenetrable solitude of decrepitude she had such a clairvoyance as she examined the most insignificant happenings in the family that for the first time she saw clearly the truths that her busy life in former times had prevented her from seeing.

She was the only person in the house, of either sex, who did not seem to have a heart pierced by the sorrow of thwarted love.

They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.

Thank God I found my Chinaman in time. It's like being married to your little finger, but he's all mine.

She felt the abyss of disenchantment.

I soaked the conversations up like a sponge, pulled them apart, rearranged them to make their origins disappear, and when I told them to the same people who had told the stories earlier, they were bewildered by the coincidence between what I said and what they were thinking.

I nee to reason for a plague, ... As far as I know no comets or eclipses have been forecast, and our sins are not great enough for God to be concerned with us.

It had never occurred to him until then to think that literature was the best plaything that had ever been invented to make fun of people...

Trying to provoke him into a terrifying sentence, I said: The only definitive thing is death. Yes, he said, but it isn't easy to get there when one's condition is as good as yours.

I don't have to say so because people can see it from leagues away. I am ugly, shy and anachronistic, but by dint of not wanting to be those things I have pretended to be just the opposite.

I live in fear of being alive.

The truth is that she spoke about her misfortune without any shame in order to cover up the other misfortune, the real one, that was burning in her insides.