Happy birthday, Gabriel García Márquez! The author, whose family recently announced that he has stopped writing on account of his dementia, turns 86 today. Known both for his charmingly goofy character and his sweeping, gorgeous accounts of humanity, he is certainly a writer we will miss. After the jump, a few of his most heartrending quotes juxtaposed with a few of his most adorable photos — it’s his birthday, after all. Chime in with your own favorite Márquez quote in the comments.