Frasi di Nikos Kazantzakis

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Nikos Kazantzakis

Data di nascita: 18. Febbraio 1883
Data di morte: 26. Ottobre 1957
Altri nomi:نیکوس کازانتزاکس,ნიკოს კაზანძაკისი

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Nikos Kazantzakis è stato uno scrittore e poeta greco, uno dei maggiori del XX secolo, ma anche giornalista, filosofo e uomo di stato.

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„A woman's body is a dark and monstrous mystery“

— Nikos Kazantzakis
Context: 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! Odysseus, Book II, line 1017

„The worm stood straight on God's blood-splattered threshold then
and beat his drum“

— Nikos Kazantzakis
Context: The worm stood straight on God's blood-splattered threshold then and beat his drum, beat it again, and raised his throat: 'You've matched all well on earth, wine, women, bread, and song, but why, you Murderer, must you slay our children? Why?' God foamed with rage and raised his sword to pierce that throat, but his old copper sword, my lads, stuck at the bone. Then from his belt the worm drew his black-hilted sword, rushed up and slew that old decrepit god in heaven! And now, my gallant lads — I don't know when or how — that worm's god-slaying sword has fallen into my hands; I swear that from its topmost iron tip the blood still drips! Odysseus' song, Book III, line 424

„Enlighten the dark blood of your ancestors, shape their cries into speech, purify their will, widen their narrow, unmerciful brows.“

— Nikos Kazantzakis
Context: Enlighten the dark blood of your ancestors, shape their cries into speech, purify their will, widen their narrow, unmerciful brows. This is your second duty. For you are not only a slave. As soon as you were born, a new possibility was born with you, a free heartbeat stormed through the great sunless heart of your race.

„Of the two, I choose the ascending path.“

— Nikos Kazantzakis
Context: Which of the two eternal roads shall I choose? Suddenly I know that my whole life hangs on this decision — the life of the entire Universe. Of the two, I choose the ascending path. Why? For no intelligible reason, without any certainty; I know how ineffectual the mind and all the small certainties of man can be in this moment of crisis. I choose the ascending path because my heart drives me toward it. "Upward! Upward! Upward!" my heart shouts, and I follow it trustingly.

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