[India], Mar. 06 (ANI): Fans across the world have taken to Twitter to share their best-loved quotes by the late novelist, Gabriel García Marquez, on the occasion of his 91st birthday on Tuesday.
Known as the father of magical realism, Gabriel wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, including the famous 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' in 1967, 'The Autumn of the Patriarch' in 1975, and 'Love in the Time of Cholera in 1985.
A fan wrote, "'It is enough for me to be sure that you & I exist at this moment' Gabriel Garcia Marquez".
"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. #GabrielGarciaMarquez , Love in the Time of Cholera", wrote another.
Another posted, "'Think of love as a state of grace; not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.' ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez, born #OnThisDay".
Another fan shared, "Gabriel García Marquez wrote a couple of my all time favorite novels and loads of phenomenal lines. On his 91st birthday, a couple I really love. 'The world must be all fucked up,' he said then, 'when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.'"
"To the man who made me realize that it's possible to weave magic out of words. Happy 91st birthday #GabrielGarciaMarquez. I hope you're writing up a storm in heaven", posted another fan.
Some fans even shared his views on the world of journalism.
A fan wrote, "'Journalism helps you stay in touch with reality, which is essential for working in literature.' #GabrielGarciaMarquez believed journalism to be his true profession & he continued writing for newspapers even after his success as a novelist".
Another posted, "'My books couldn't have been written if I weren't a journalist because all the material was taken from reality,' Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said. Today's his 91st birth anniversary. Happy Birthday 'Gabo'".
Gabriel was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo. He was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language and was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. (ANI)