n author Gabriel García Márquez
first published in the Spanish language
during 1985. Alfred A. Knopf
published the English
translation during 1988. An English-language movie adaptation
was released during 2007.
The main character is of the novel Florentino Ariza and the main female character is Fermina Daza. She become enamoured of him during their youth but is forced to stop meeting him by her father.
"There is no greater glory than to die for love." [ISBN 1-4000-3468-X] (82)
"He liked to say that this love was the result of a clinical error." [ISBN 1-4000-3468-X] (105)
"Save that powder for when the liberals come" [ISBN 1-4000-3468-X] (115)
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.
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
Together they had overcome the daily incomprehension, the instantaneous hatred, the reciprocal nastiness, and fabulous flashes of glory in the conjugal conspiracy. It was time when they both loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity. Life would still present them with other moral trials, of course, but that no longer mattered: they were on the other shore.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.