Quotes from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories

Gabriel García Márquez ·  170 pages

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“The worst of a bad situation is that it makes us tell lies.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“We are the orphans of our son.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“Зимата връхлетя върху ни една неделя, когато излизахме от църква. В събота през нощта беше задушно. Но дори в неделя сутринта никой не мислеше, че може да завали. След литургията ние, жените, още не бяхме успели да отворим чадърите си за слънце, когато задуха един гъст, мрачен вятър, завъртя се в широк кръг и помете праха и сухите корави листа на май. Някой до мене рече: „На вода мирише този вятър“. А пък аз го знаех отпреди. Още като излизахме от къщи, усетих някаква влага в корема си и даже потръпнах цялата. Мъжете хукнаха към съседните къщи — с едната ръка на шапката, с кърпа в другата, пазейки се от вятъра и от прахта. Тогава заваля. И небето се превърна в пихтиеста сива маса, която разля една четвърт от главите ни.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“Life is the best thing that's ever been invented.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“وفكر أن هذه المناسبة تقتضي إلقاء موعظة تبين قدرة الشيطان على التسرب إلى قلب الإنسان عن طريق حواسه الخمس”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“The only thing that comes for sure is death.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“إن شعرت يوما أني مريض، فسوف أرمي بنفسي في صندوق القمامة، ولن أمكن أحدا من العبث بي”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“طوال حياتي معك وأنا آكل التراب”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“La vida no es sino una continua sucesión de oportunidades para sobrevivir”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“Şapka giymiyorum, böylece onu kimse için çıkarmam gerekmiyor.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“«Todo el mundo dice que la muerte es una mujer», siguió diciendo la mujer. Era corpulenta, más alta que su marido, y con una verruga pilosa en el labio superior. Su manera de hablar recordaba el zumbido del ventilador eléctrico. «Pero a mí no me parece que sea una mujer», dijo. Cerró el armario y se volvió a consultar la mirada del coronel:

―Yo creo que es un animal con pezuñas.

―Es posible ―admitió el coronel―. A veces suceden cosas muy extrañas.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“Into your hands at last I have come vanquished." She obeyed. "Where I know that I must die,”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“— Хватит смотреть, — сказал полковник. — Петухи портятся, если их долго разглядывать.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“В начале восьмого на башне зазвонили колокола киноцензуры. Отец Анхель, получавший по почте аннотированный указатель, пользовался колоколами, чтобы оповещать паству о нравственном уровне фильмов. Жена полковника насчитала двенадцать ударов.
– Вредная для всех, – сказала она. – Уже почти год идут картины, вредные для всех. – И, опустив москитную сетку, прошептала: – Мир погряз в разврате.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


“اگر منتظر چیزهای بزرگ باشیم راحت تر می توانیم منتظر چیزهای کوچکتر بمانیم.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, quote from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories


About the author

Gabriel García Márquez
Born place: in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia
Born date March 6, 1927
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