- Gabriel García Márquez
- “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.”
- “To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else's heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter.
- “He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.”
- “Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.”
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- “She would defend herself, saying that love, no matter what else it might be, was a natural talent. She would say: You are either born knowing how, or you never know.”
- “He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.
- “Together they had overcome the daily incomprehension, the instantaneous hatred, the reciprocal nastiness, and fabulous flashes of glory in the conjugal conspiracy.
- “There is no greater glory than to die for love.” ― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera.
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from Love in the Time of Cholera “He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.”
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Love in the Time of Cholera - the book by Gabriel García Márquez - is the tale of Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. The two fall in love as teenagers and dream of living a life together.
Love in the Time of Cholera: Important Quotations Explained, page 4 | SparkNotes Love in the Time of Cholera At the height of pleasure he had experienced a revelation that he could not believe, that he even refused to admit, which was that his illusory love for Fermina Daza could be replaced by an earthly passion.
May 05, 2019 · Here I am going to share best love quotes from the popular love triangle novel “Love in the Time of Cholera”. This novel is written by North-American country Colombian author who also wins Nobel Prize. It was written in Spanish and later on after three years it was translated in English. People inspired from the […]
- Introduction to Love
- Beginning in The Present Tense
Most people move on when their ''first love'' ends. But Florentino Ariza is not most people. A romantic, Florentino never let go of his first love, the elegant, quick-tempered Fermina Daza. Even though Fermina married Dr. Juvenal Urbino, Florentino hasn't stopped thinking about her since the end of their ''long and troubled love affair fifty-one years, nine months, and four days ago.'' Let's learn more about their story in this summary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera.
''I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.'' Marquez begins in present tense with Dr. Urbino, the most respected doctor in town. After a hard day, Urbino tries to rescue his runaway pet parrot from a tree, but dies when he loses his balance and falls. There are many people at the wake, including Florentino, who is waiting for everyone else to leave before he makes his move on Fermina. When they are finally alone, he declares his undying love. His timing couldn't be more inappropriate, and the grief-stricken Fermina furiously tells him to leave and never come back.
'' 'All I ask is that you accept a letter from me,' he said.'' At this point, Marquez uses flashback to give us some history. Florentino and Fermina met when she was only 13. For Florentino, four years older, it was love at first sight. He started watching her everyday to try and find a way to give her a love letter. She finally accepted it, but then made him wait a month before responding. When she finally did, it triggered a whirlwind of letters. Apart from brief glimpses of each other in public, their entire relationship consisted of exchanging letters. After about two years, they got engaged. But while planning their future together, Fermina's father discovered their letters and took Fermina far away to live on her uncle's farm. The lovebirds stayed in touch, though. After a few years, he decided it was safe to return home when Fermina was 18.