Her own experience was beginning to tell her that an alert old age can be more keen than the cards.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
They had to isolate her so that she would not drive the rest of the madwomen crazy.
The captain gave the order to fire. Arcadio barely had time to put out his chest and raise his head, not understanding where the hot liquid that burned his thighs was pouring from.
Novels do not begin the way you want them to, but the way they want to.
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.
Ausencia Santander sent him tumbling with her old dog's wisdom, stood him on his head, tossed him up and threw him down, made him as good as new, shattered all his virtuous theories, and taught him the only thing he had to learn about love: that nobody teaches life anything.