• I was asked the other day if I would be interested in the Nobel Prize, but I think that for me it would be an absolute catastrophe. I would certainly be interested in deserving it, but to
    receive it would be terrible. It would just complicate even more the problems of fame. The only thing I really regret in life is not having a daughter.

    "Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69". Interviewed with Peter H. Stone. Issue 82, p. 339, Winter 1981.