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I can’t think of any one film that improved on a good novel, but I can think of many good films that came from very bad novels.

Gabriel García Márquez

I would like for my books to have been recognized posthumously, at least in capitalist countries, where they turn you into a kind of merchandise.

Gabriel García Márquez

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry.

Gabriel García Márquez

In the end all books are written for your friends. The problem after writing One Hundred Years of Solitude was that now I no longer know whom of the millions of readers I am writing for; this upsets and inhibits me. It’s like a million eyes are looking at you and you don’t really know what they think.

Gabriel García Márquez

I like writing because you can make things happen and turn out the way they never do in real life.

Rob Reiner

In the last 15 or 20 years, I’ve watched the British press simply go to hell. There seems to be no limit, no depths to which the tabloids won’t sink. I don’t know who these people are but they’re little pigs.

John Le Carre

My best advice for writers is: Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly — all these make for great stories.

Chuck Palahniuk

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