Google celebrates 91st birth anniversary of celebrated Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Marquez left behind a wide expanse of novellas, short stories, novels on 17 April 2014 when he died of pneumonia at the age of 87. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 06, 2018, 01.44 AM (IST)

Google today is celebrating the 91st birth anniversary of celebrated Colombian writer Gabriel Gracia Marquez. Born in Aracataca, Colombia, Marquez is identified as one of the most notable writers of the 20th century and among the forerunners of the Magic Realism style of writing. 

In 1982, Marquez received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Apart from deploying the technique of Magic Realism in his work, Marquez is also known to explore solitude as the central theme in most of his works. 

Love in the Time of Cholera, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicles of a Death Foretold are some of his highly acclaimed works. 

Gabriel Marquez left behind a wide expanse of novellas, short stories, novels on 17 April 2014 when he died of pneumonia at the age of 87. 

"Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale."
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Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, called Marquez "the greatest Colombian who ever lived".

Marquez's body of literary work encompasses a beautiful marriage between realism, magic realism and the circumstances he lived in. His writing evokes deepest emotions and understanding of human life, something that was relevant, is today and will continue to be for the coming years.

On his 91st birth anniversary, we leave you with some of the most loved quotes penned down by Marquez. 

"No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing."

"Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale."

"Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry."

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."

"I would not have traded the delights of my suffering for anything in the world."