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

Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis

Profession: Author
Nationality: Greek

Some suggestions for you :

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.

My 'Report to Greco' is not an autobiography.

What a miracle life is and how alike are all souls when they send their roots down deep and meet and are one!

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!

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

The masses do not see the Sirens. They do not hear songs in the air. Blind, deaf, stooping, they pull at their oars in the hold of the earth. But the more select, the captains, harken to a Siren within them... and royally squander their lives with her.

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

Throughout my life my greatest benefactors have been my dreams and my travels; very few men, living or dead, have helped me in my struggle.

I fight to embrace the entire circle of human activity to the full extent of my ability.

The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

In order to mount to the Cross, the summit of sacrifice, and to God, the summit of immateriality, Christ passed through all the stages which the man who struggles passes through.

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

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.

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.