One Hundred Years of Solitude is the novel of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that is about the story of the Buendia family as a Family saga. The magical realist novel was published in 1967 during the literary Latin American Boom. The novel was translated to 46 languages the year it was published and sold more than 50 million copies which makes it one of the most substantial novels in both Hispanic literature and world literature as well.
Today marks 54 years since the novel was first published on May 30th, 1967, and to celebrate that, here are 8 unforgettable quotes from One Hundred Years of Solitude.
1. “It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
2. “There is always something left to love.”
3. “They were so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.”
4. “Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.”
5. “Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.”
6. “It is easier to start a war than to end it.”
7. “’Love is a disease,’ he thundered. “With so many pretty and decent girls around, the only thing that occurs to you is to get married to the daughter of our enemy.”
8. “And normality was precisely the most fearful part of that infinite war: nothing ever happened.”
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