Happy birthday, Gabriel García Márquez! Here are some quotes from his writing.
“In spite of this, to oppression, plundering, and abandonment, we respond with life. Neither floods nor plagues, famines nor cataclysms, nor even the eternal wars of century upon century, have been able to subdue the persistent advantage of life over death.”
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
“I don’t believe in the romantic myth that a writer must be hungry and in a wreck in order to write.”