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90 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Nikos Kazantzakis

90 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years. Kazantzakis’ novels included Zorba the Greek, Christ Recrucified, Captain Michalis, and The Last Temptation of Christ. Wikipedia
Born: February 18, 1883, Heraklion, Greece
Died: October 26, 1957, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Inspirational Quotes of Nikos Kazantzakis :

  • In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. – Nikos Kazantzakis

  • The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.– Nikos Kazantzakis

 

  • 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

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

  • I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Beauty is merciless. You do not look at it, it looks at you and does not forgive.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • There is only one woman in the world. One woman, with many faces.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Everything in this world has a hidden meaning.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • I said to the almond tree, ”Friend, speak to me of God,” and the almond tree blossomed.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Die every day. Be reborn again every day.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • We come from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Good Lord, how can the rich bear to die?- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • 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

  • Every village has its simpleton, and if one does not exist they invent one to pass the time.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • How does the light of a star set out and plunge into black eternity in its immortal course? The star dies, but the light never dies; such also is the cry of freedom.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • To cleave that sea [the Aegean] in the gentle autumnal season, murmuring the name of each islet, is to my mind the joy most apt to transport the heart of man into paradise.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Overdraw me Lord, and who cares if I break - Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet

 

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  • Lions and Lambs, love and force, light and fire, good and evil: all things climb the same mountain, the mountain of God.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • No wide road leads to God.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • 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

  • Lord, bend me, or I shall rot. Lord do not bend me too much, for I shall break. Lord bend me too much, who cares if I break!– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • You do miracles if you concentrate your mind on one thing and one thing only.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Time is round, and it rolls quickly.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • 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

  • Alas for him who seeks salvation in good only! Balanced on God’s strong shoulders, Good and Evil flap together like two mighty wings and lift him high.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Monarch of earth, I shall confess my secret craft: I’ve always fought to purify wild flame to light, and kindle whatever light I found to burst in flame.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • so few in reality are the true necessities of man– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • I should learn to run, to wrestle, to swim, to ride horses, to row, to drive a car, to fire a rifle. I should fill my soul with flesh. I should fill my flesh with soul. In fact, I should reconcile at last within me the two internal antagonists.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Life on earth means: the sprouting of wings.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • I know now: I do not hope for anything. I do not fear anything, I have freed myself from both the mind and the heart, I have mounted much higher, I am free .– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • I’ve stopped thinking all the time of what happened yesterday. And stopped asking what’s going to happen tomorrow. What’s happening today, this minute, is what I care about.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • To succeed, you must first believe you can.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • How simple and frugal a thing is happiness.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • Two equally steep and bold paths may lead to the same peak. To act as if death did not exist, or to act thinking every minute of death, is perhaps the same thing.– Nikos Kazantzakis

 

  • I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free. inscription on Kazantakis’s tomb in Heraklion, Greece– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Every word is an adamantine shell which encloses a great explosive force. To discover its meaning you must let it burst inside you like a bomb and in this way liberate the soul which it imprisons.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • You gave me your curse, holy Fathers. I give you a blessing: May you be as moral and religious as I am.– Nikos Kazantzakis

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  • God is action, complete with mistakes, fumblings, persistence, agony. God is not the power that has found eternal equilibrium, but the power that is forever breaking every equilibrium, forever searching for a higher one.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • This, I thought, is how great visionaries and poets see everything- as if for the first time. Each morning they see a new world before their eyes; they do not really see it, they create it.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Discipline is the highest of all virtues. Only so may strength and desire be counterbalanced and the endeavors of man bear fruit.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • 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

  • I surrender myself to everything. I love, I feel pain, I struggle. The world seems to me wider than the mind, my heart a dark and almighty mystery.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Life’s true face is the skull.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • What happiness this is: to fly, skimming over the earth just as we do in our dreams! Life has become a dream. Can this be the meaning of paradise?– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • I said only one word, brought only one message: Love. Love – nothing else.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • The ultimate, most holy form of theory is action.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • 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

  • I loved my body and did not want it to perish; I loved my soul and did not want it to decay. I have fought to reconcile these two primordial forces.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • 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

  • He who is invisible sees more clearly, hears more clearly, and is better able to read the thoughts of men.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • A woman’s body is a dark and monstrous mystery; between her supple thighs a heavy whirlpool swirls, two rivers crash, and woe to him who slips and falls!– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Never in my life have I feared death as much as I feared that resurrection.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Yes, there is weeping, even in heaven, but it is for those who are still crawling on the earth.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • We’re going to start with small, easy things; then, little by little we shall try our hand at the big things. And after that, after we finish the big things, we shall undertake the impossible.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • 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

  • The doors of heaven and hell are adjacent and identical.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet

  • I said to the almond tree, ‘Sister, speak to me of God.’ And the almond tree blossomed.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • God sends rain, but He also sends hoods; and when the rain grows heavier, He sends a cave.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Man is able, and has the duty, to reach the furthest point on the road he has chosen. Only by means of hope can we attain what is beyond hope.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • There is only one sin god will not forgive Boss, and that is to deny a woman who is in wanting – Nikos Kazantzakis

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  • Ah, if you could dance all that you’ve just said, then I’d understand.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Every man has his folly, but the greatest folly of all … is not to have one.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Let your youth have free reign, it won’t come again, so be bold and no repenting.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Only after I've seen the visible can I imagine what the invisible is.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet
  • I possess no weapon but love. With that I have come to do battle. Help me!– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Every obstacle in his journey became a milestone, an occasion for further triumph. We have a model in front of us now, a model who blazes our trail and gives us strength.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • The sole way to save oneself is to save others. Or to struggle to save others -even that is sufficient.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • 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

  • When I encounter a sunrise, a painting, a woman, or an idea that makes my heart bound like a young calf, then I know I am standing in front of happiness.– Nikos Kazantzakis

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  • Three kinds of souls, three prayers: 1) I am a bow in your hands, Lord. Draw me, lest I rot. 2) Do not overdraw me, Lord. I shall break. 3) Overdraw me, Lord, and who cares if I break.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • I felt this was my duty … to draw the thick ancestral darkness out of my loins and transform it … into light.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • The canary is like a man’s soul. It sees bars around it, but instead of despairing, it sings.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • The truth is that we all are one, that all of us together create god, that god is not man’s ancestor, but his descendant.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • God changes his appearance every second. Blessed is the man who can recognize him in all his disguises.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • There is no harsher means of punishment, than to answer malice with kindness.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Beauty always had a purpose: to be of service to life.– Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.- Nikos Kazantzakis Click To Tweet

 

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