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Nikos Kazantzakis

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I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

#life #sea #life

True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

#learning #teaching #education

If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

#bed #god #man #shame #sin

You can knock on a deaf man's door forever.

— Nikos Kazantzakis


Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

#does #forgive #look #looks #merciless

Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

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Every man has his folly, but the greatest folly of all, in my view, is not to have one.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

#inspirational #life #experience

When everyone drowns and I'm the only one to escape, God is protecting me. When everyone else is saved and I'm the only one to drown, God is protecting me then too.

— Nikos Kazantzakis

#religious #inspirational

هذا العالم أحجيَة ، و الإنسان ليسَ إلّا حيوان مُفترِس ...

— Nikos Kazantzakis


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


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He never became a consistent communist but visited the Soviet Union and stayed with the Left Opposition politician and writer Victor Serge. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book The Last Temptation of Christ. " Upon his return to Greece he began translating works of philosophy.

He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek based on the novel. Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης; February 18 1883 – October 26 1957) was a Greek writer and philosopher celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek considered his magnum opus.

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