->''"It was as if God had decided to put to the test every capacity for surprise and was keeping the inhabitants of Macondo in a permanent alternation between excitement and disappointment, doubt and revelation, to such an extreme that no one knew for certain where the limits of reality lay. It was an intricate stew of truths and mirages that convulsed the ghost of José Arcadio Buendía with impatience and made him wander all through the house even in broad daylight."''
-->-- '''Gabriel Garcia Márquez''' [[note]](after the arrival of the railroad, when dozens of new inventions -- the phonograph, the telephone, the electric lightbulb -- flooded Macondo)[[/note]], ''Literature/{{One Hundred Years of Solitude}}''
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