is from Huffington Post, a series of quotes from Garcia Marquez.
I’ll write some quotes, but not the titles where found.
“No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.”
“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in
order to recount it.”
“He who awaits much can expect little.”
“A person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”
“Sex is the consolation your have when you can’t have love.”
“I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.”
“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
“A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”
“Freedom is often the first casualty of war.”
“Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.”
It was my habit to start the day with a perusal of a few pages of a metaphysical work. It is a practice as healthy to the soul as the morning bath is healthy to the body. Though I have not the kind of intelligence that moves easily among abstractions and I often do not altogether understand what I read (this does not too greatly distract me since I find that professional dialecticians often complain that they cannot understand one another) I read on and sometimes come upon a passage that has a particular meaning for me. My way is lighted now and then by a happy phrase, for the philosophers of the past often wrote more than ordinarily well, and since in the long run a philosopher only describes himself, with his prejudices, his personal hopes, and his idiosyncrasies, and they were for the most part men of robust character, I have often the amusement of making acquaintance with a curious personality. In this desultory way I have read most of the great philosophers that the world has seen, trying to learn a little here and there or to get some enlightenment on matters that must puzzle everyone who makes his tentative way through the labyrinthine jungle of this life: nothing has interested me more than the way they treat the problem of evil. I cannot say that I have been greatly enlightened.
– Somerset Maugham, The Skeptical Romancer, Edited by Pico Iyer