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Nikos Kazantzakis

Greek,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Beauty Looks Merciless

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

- Nikos Kazantzakis

World Meaning Hidden

Everything in this world has a hidden meaning.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Reign Again Come

Let your youth have free reign. It won't come again, so be bold, and no repenting.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Never Cut Needs

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Happiness Like Aware

Happiness is a simple everyday miracle, like water, and we are not aware of it.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Travel Always Travels

Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Motivational Succeed Must

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Desired Sufficiently

The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Deep Within Despairing

I felt deep within me that the highest point a man can attain is not Knowledge or Virtue or Goodness or Victory but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe!

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Inspirational Tree Friend

I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Man Anger Obligations

One of man's greatest obligations is anger.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Door Knock Your Honor

I knew that no matter what door you knock on in a Cretan village, it will be opened for you. A meal will be served in your honor, and you will sleep between the best sheets in the house. In Crete, the stranger is still the unknown god. Before him, all doors and all hearts are opened.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Feet Tread Beneath

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

Brainy Enlightenment Gaze

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Change See Which

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Forgive Release Sly

May God forgive me, but the letters of the alphabet frighten me terribly. They are sly, shameless demons - and dangerous! You open the inkwell, release them; they run off - and how will you ever get control of them again!

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Over Which Encouraging

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

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Love Strong Assimilating

The struggle between God and man breaks out in everyone, together with the longing for reconciliation... God does not love weak souls and flabby flesh. The spirit desires to wrestle with flesh which is strong and full of resistance. It is a carnivorous bird which is incessantly hungry; it eats flesh and, by assimilating it, makes it disappear.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Holy Crusade Set

Life is a crusade in the service of God. Whether we wished to or not, we set out as crusaders to free - not the Holy Sepulcher - but that God buried in matter and in our souls.

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Past Been Astonishment

While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realise - sometimes with astonishment - how happy we had been.

- Nikos Kazantzakis