Known affectionately as Gabo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. Novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, Gabo was born in Aracata, Colombia on March 6, 1927.

García Márquez drew international attention for his novel “Cien años de soledad” (1967), which was later translated as One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982 was awarded to Gabriel García Márquez for his novels and short stories and his very particular literary style labeled as magic realism.

In celebration of Gabo’s 86 years and the ones left to come, here is one of his most beautiful quotes.

No hay medicina que cure lo que no cura la felicidad