I'm not sure whether I had already read Faulkner or not, but I know now that only a technique like Faulkner's could have enabled me to write down what I was seeing. The atmosphere, the decadence, the heat in the village were roughly the same as what I had felt in Faulkner.
Márquez, Gabriel García and Peter H. Stone (Interviewer). The Art of Fiction. No. 69, 1981.