One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) is a novel by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. A non-linear narrative in the magic realist style, it tells the story of seven generations of one family.
The novel has sold 20 million copies in 37 languages.
The line is from the Habanera from Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838-1875).
The verse in English is:
Love is a rebellious bird
that nobody can tame,
and you can call him though it's in vain,
if it suits him not to come.
The habanera, also called the Cuban contradanza, is a rhythmic 19th century dance with sung lyrics.
A very unusual rendition, involving some clever technical wizardry, is this "duet" between Maria Callas and Angela Gheorghiu: