Fermina, he said, I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
He did not dare to play forbidden games with a woman who had proven too many times that she knew the dark side of the moon.
And they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude.
Tell him,' the colonel said, smiling, 'that a person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
From then on I began to measure my life not by years but by decades.
That woman of unbreakable nerves who at no moment in her life had been heard to sing.
She was certain that the Vicario brothers were not as eager to carry out the sentence as to find someone who would do them the favor of stopping them.
In the plenitude of their relationship, Florentina Ariza asked himself which of the two was love: the turbulent bed or the peaceful Sunday afternoons, and Sara Noriega calmed him with the simple argument that love was everything they did naked. She said, 'Spiritual love from the waist up and physical love from the waist down.
Solitude had made a selection in her memory and had burned the dimming piles of nostalgic waste that life had accumulated in her heart, and had purified, magnified, and eternalized the others, the most bitter ones.