One of my favourite author, the great Gabriel García Márquez, passed away yesterday at the age of 87. The Colombian novelist was awarded the Nobel Prize for his majestic "One Hundred Years of Solitude", which sold over 30 million copies all over the world.
But it's with "Love In The Time Of Cholera" that he won my heart. If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only choose one book, I would pick this one without any hesitation. It's an exalting and beautifully written love story that takes place at the turn of 20th century in a little port city in the Caribbean. This novel is intense, ageless, exhilarating, highly colourful, often painful but always captivating. A must read!
Here are some fascinating quotes from Gabriel García Márquez:
"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."
"A true friend is someone who holds your hand and touches your heart."
"Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry."
"Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no."
"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it."
"The world was reduced to the surface of her skin, and her inner self was safe from all bitterness."
"There is always something left to love."
Thank you for such wonderful stories Gabriel, may you rest in peace.