It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
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.
I don’t believe in God but I’m afraid of Him.
Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness but stability.
Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
Faulkner is a writer who has had much to do with my soul but Hemingway is the one who had the most to do with my craft – not simply for his books but for his astounding knowledge of the aspect of craftsmanship in the science of writing.
I must try and break through the cliches about Latin America. Superpowers and other outsiders have fought over us for centuries in ways that have nothing to do with our problems. In reality we are all alone.
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.