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Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “All my life I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak, in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life, a new meaning to death, and to console mankind.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “My principle anguish and the source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onward has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Freedom was my first great desire. The second, which remains hidden within me to this day, tormenting me, was the desire for sanctity. Hero together with saint: such is mankind’s supreme model.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Be sure to live up to your reputation for honesty and goodness, because many souls who believe you to be honest and good have placed themselves in your hands.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “I was ill before I fell ill.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Love responsibility. Say: It is my duty, and mine alone, to save the earth. If it is not saved, then I alone am to blame.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Good Lord, how can the rich bear to die?”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “No. I don’t believe in anything. How many times must I tell you that? I don’t believe in anything anyone; only in Zorba. Not because Zorba is better than the others; not at all, not a little bit! He’s a brute like the rest! But I believe in Zorba because he’s the only being I have in my power, the only one I know. All the rest are guts. All the rest are ghosts, I tell you. When I die, everything’ll die. The whole Zorbatic world will go to the bottom!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “What a miracle life is and how alike are all souls when they send their roots down deep and meet and are one!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “The major and almost only theme of all my work is the struggle of man with “God”: the unyielding, inextinguishable struggle of the naked worm called “man” against the terrifying power and darkness of the forces within him and around him.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “You gave me your curse, holy Fathers. I give you a blessing: May you be as moral and religious as I am.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “What is love? It is not simply compassion, not simply kindness. In compassion there are two: the one who suffers and the one who feels compassion. In kindness there are two: the one who gives and the one who receives. But in love there is only one; the two join, unite, become inseparable. The ‘I’ and the ‘you’ vanish. To love means to lose oneself in the beloved.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “I am not going to kill sin by killing the sinners; I am not going to wage war against evildoers and infidels. I shall preach love, and I shall love; I shall preach concord, and shall practice brotherly love toward everyone in the world.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “It’s all because of doing things by halves and saying things by halves, being good by halves, that the world is in the mess it’s in today.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “What is the definition of heaven? Complete happiness. But how can anyone be completely happy when he looks out from heaven and sees his brothers and sisters being punished in hell? How can paradise exist if the inferno exists also? That is why I say – and let this sink deep down into your minds, my sisters – that either we shall all be saved, all of us together, or else we shall all be damned. If a person is killed at the other end of the earth, we are killed; if a person is saved, we are saved.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “O Sun, great Oriental, my proud mind’s golden cap, I love to wear you cocked askew, to play and burst in song throughout our lives, and so rejoice our hearts.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Nothing is nearer to us than heaven. The earth is beneath our feet and we tread upon it, but heaven is within us.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Throughout my life my greatest benefactors have been my travels and my dreams. Very few men, living or dead, have helped me in my struggles.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Oh, yes. Wife. Children. Home. Everything. The full catastrophe.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Man cannot sprout wings unless he has first reached the brink of the abyss!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Life is trouble. Death – no. To live – do you know what that means? To undo your belt and look for trouble!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be impatient, but we should confidently obey the eternal rhythm.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Who knows, perhaps God is simply the search for God.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Every man has his folly, but the greatest folly of all, in my view, is not to have one.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Madness, Brother Masseo, is the salt which prevents good sense from rotting.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “My life had got on the wrong track, and my contact with men had become now a mere soliloquy. I had fallen so low that, if I had had to choose between falling in love with a woman and reading a book about love, I should have chosen the book.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Before me is the abyss. How can I leap across it? And if I do not leap, how shall I ever be able to reach God?”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “I pity the village where no one is a saint, but I also pity the village where everyone is a saint!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Truly, everything in this world depended on time. Time ripened all. If you had time, you succeeded in working the human mud internally and turning it into spirit. Then you did not fear death. If you did not have time, you perished.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Keep your distance, boss! Don’t make men too bold, don’t go telling them we’re equal, we’ve got the same rights, or they’ll go straight and trample on your rights; they’ll steal your bread and leave you to die of hunger. Keep your distance, boss, by all the good things I wish you!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “The human soul is heavy, clumsy, held in the mud of the flesh. Its perceptions are still coarse and brutish. It can divine nothing clearly, nothing with certainty.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “All the political, social, and economic improvements, all the technical progress cannot have any regenerating significance, so long as our inner life remains as it is at present.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Whoever climbed the Lord’s mountain had to possess clean hands and an innocent heart; otherwise the Summit would kill him. Today the doorway is deserted. Soiled hands and sinful hearts are able to pass by without fear, for the Summit kills no longer.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “An old fisherman heard all this and shook his head. “This is what happens to those who don’t get married,” he said. “All they want to do is save the world, by hook or by crook. The sperm rises to their heads and attacks their brains. For God’s sake, all of you: get married, let your forces loose on women and have children in order to calm yourselves!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “With the world in the state it is today, whoever is virtuous must be so to the point of sainthood, and even beyond; whoever is a sinner must be so to the point of bestiality and even beyond. Today the middle road is no more.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “A fault confessed is half redressed.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “As long as our souls remain strong, that is all that matters; as long as they don’t decline. Because with the fall of certain souls in this world, the world itself will collapse. These are the pillars which support it. They are few, but enough.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “I would fill my soul with flesh, my flesh with soul.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “If the soul within us does not change, Judas, the world outside us will never change. The enemy is within, the Romans are within, salvation starts from within!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “The right path is the ascent.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “How could I, who loved life so intensely, have let myself be entangled for so long in that balderdash of books and paper blackened with ink!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Time is not a field, to be measured in rods, nor a sea, to be measured in miles; it is a heart beat.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Free yourself from one passion to be dominated by another and nobler one. But is not that, too, a form of slavery? To sacrifice oneself to an idea, to a race, to God? Or does it mean that the higher the model the longer the longer the tether of our slavery?”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “An ardent desire to go took possession of me once more. Not because I wanted to leave – I was quite all right on this Cretan coast, and felt happy and free there and I needed nothing – but because I have always been consumed with one desire; to touch and see as much as possible of the earth and the sea before I die.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Love’s feet are always pleased to step on ashes.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “It doesn’t matter whether or not you have a head, you must wear the right sort of hat.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “God, what is all this talk put out by the popes? Paradise is here, my good man. God, give me no other paradise!”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Beauty always had a purpose: to be of service to life.”
Nikos Kazantzakis Quote: “Leave your books alone. Aren’t you ashamed? Man is a wild beast, and wild beasts don’t read.”
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