10 Romantic Quotes from the Works of Gabriel García Márquez

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The world mourns the loss of literary giant Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away this week after a long illness. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, he was best known as the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.

1. “It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”

2. “The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”

3. “Think of love as a state of grace; not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.”

4. “It was the time when they loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity.”

5. “There is always something left to love.”

6. “She had never imagined that curiosity was one of the many masks of love.”

7. “Only God knows how much I love you.”

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

9. “There is no greater glory than to die for love.”

10. “The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later.”

A romantic favoring the use of magical realism, García Márquez was lauded for his storytelling prowess across the globe. In honor of his legacy, we’ve listed 10 romantic quotes from his most popular novels below:


One Hundred Years of Solitude


Love in the Time of Cholera


Love in the Time of Cholera


Love in the Time of Cholera


One Hundred Years of Solitude


Love in the Time of Cholera


Love in the Time of Cholera


One Hundred Years of Solitude


Love in the Time of Cholera


Love in the Time of Cholera

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