Garbriel Garcia Marquez: Poor Man with Money

Posted by admin on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gabriel García Marquez Money Quotation saying a person may still be poor in spirit even if they are very wealthy – from Love in the Time of Cholera. Gabriel García Marquez said:
 
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing Quote
 

“No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing” — Gabriel García Marquez

 

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In this quote, Gabriel García Marquez is making a distinction between being truly “rich” versus simply possessing money or wealth. While he has accumulated financial resources, calling himself a “poor man with money” suggests he does not feel internally wealthy or that money alone has not brought him fulfillment.

Marquez views true riches as encompassing more than the possession of currency and sees himself as still lacking in some way despite having a monetary income. The quote conveys that true wealth involves an inner sense of satisfaction, purpose and well-being that money alone does not necessarily provide.

It implies one can still feel a sense of inner poverty even while in the position of controlling financial assets if deeper life needs remain unmet.

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