Google Doodle: 7 Gabriel García Márquez Quotes on the Late Author’s 91st Birthday

Tuesday marked what would have been the late author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez’s 91st birthday, and Google honored him with a doodle on the search engine’s homepage.

The Columbian Nobel laureate, known more affectionately as Gabo, died in 2014 at the age of 87. But before he passed, he wrote more than 20 books and short stories.

Márquez is viewed as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century as well as one of the greatest writers in the history of Latin America. He won his Nobel prize for the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude in 1982, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition to a career as a writer, Márquez used his writing for political activism, according to Google.

gabrielgarcia marquez google doodle Google honored Gabriel García Márquez on what would have been the author's 91st birthday with a doodle. Google

The Google Doodle was inspired by the fictional town of Macondo that Márquez created for the novel. The artist who did the doodle, Matthew Cruickshank, included the jungle, river, family home and creatures all featured in the book in the design. An earlier version of the doodle showed it in a more animated style with no color, but it also incorporated the key features of the novel.

Seven quotes from Gabriel García Márquez

“Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good,” he wrote in his book Love in the Time of Cholera.

“He who awaits much can expect little,” he wrote in No One Writes to the Colonel.

“No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing,” from Love in the Time of Cholera.

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot,” he wrote in Of Love and Other Demons.

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams,” he said about aging.

“There is always something left to love,” he wrote in One Hundred Years of Solitude.

“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,” he wrote in Love in the Time of Cholera.

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