He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.
from the book "" by Gabriel García Márquez
He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.Rate this quote: Send
It was in Zipaquirà. I had nothing to do and, to avoid getting bored I'd hole up at the school library, where they had the Aldeana collection. I read the whole thing!
The Autumn of the Patriarch is just sitting around waiting for people to catch up with it.
I've a great deal of affection for Leaf Storm. Even lots of compassion for that guy who wrote it.
Beginning with Oedipus, I've always been interested in plagues. I have studied a lot about medieval plagues.
Anyway, the whole purpose of what I just said was to put you on the defensive.
And love. Nothing is more difficult than love.Rate this quote: Send
He imposed obligatory military service for men over eighteen, declared to be public property any animals walking the streets after six in the evening, and made men who were overage wear red armbands. He sequestered Father Nicanor in the parish house under pain of execution and prohibited him from saying mass or ringing the bells unless it was for a Liberal victory. In order that no one would doubt the severity of his aims, he ordered a firing squad organized in the square and had it shoot a scarecrow. At first no one took him seriously.Rate this quote: Send
I went up. In one of the rooms upstairs Mercedes was taking a nap. I lay down at her side and said to her, "He's dead!" And I cried for two hours.
Then at night, after everyone had gone home, I would stay behind writing my novels. I liked the noise of the Linotype machines, which sounded like rain. If they stopped, and I was left in silence, I wouldn't be able to work. Now, the output is comparatively small.