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Gabriel Garcia Marquez on what gave him permission to write…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

wierdOne night a friend lent me a book of short stories by Franz Kafka. I went back to the pension where I was staying and began to read ‘The Metamorphosis’. The first line almost knocked me off the bed. I was so surprised. The first line reads, ‘As Gregor Samsa awoke that morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect…’ When I read the line I thought to myself that I didn’t know anyone was allowed to write things like that. If I had known I would have started writing a long time ago.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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2 comments on “Gabriel Garcia Marquez on what gave him permission to write…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Mira Prabhu
    June 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    ‘As Gregor Samsa awoke that morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect…’ the line that metamorphosed Gabriel Garcia Marquez into a great writer. Thank you Bridget Whelan!

    • bridget whelan
      June 22, 2015

      And thank you Mira – fascinating how a great writer influenced a great writer. It’s like a baton being passed on.

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