Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

7. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez gestures as he arrives on a train to Aracataca, Colombia, in this Wednesday, May 30, 2007, file photo, on his first visit to his hometown since he won the Literature Nobel Prize in 1983.
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The Colombian author of "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude" attended a Montessori school as a child. 

Many Montessori websites quote the Nobel prize winner as saying, “I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”

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