That part of Christ's nature which was profoundly human helps us to understand him and love him and to pursue his Passion as though it were our own. If he had not within him this warm human element, he would never be able to touch our hearts with such assurance and tenderness; he would not be able to become a model for our lives.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis

Profession: Author
Nationality: Greek

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When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy - some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed.

Every man is half God, half man; he is both spirit and flesh. That is why the mystery of Christ is not simply a mystery for a particular creed: It is universal.

Behind each woman rises the austere, sacred and mysterious face of Aphrodite.

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

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.

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.

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.

One of man's greatest obligations is anger.

Everything in this world has a hidden meaning.

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

My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry.

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

Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.

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