Quotations that match 'greek'.

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript. Aleister Crowley
[ Confronted Greek Illiterate Looking Man Manuscript Mountain Ordinary Person]
Ever since the Greeks, we have been drunk with language! We have made a cage with words and shoved our God inside! Morris West
[ Been Cage Drunk Ever God Greeks Inside Language Made Our Shoved Since Words]
If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life. Robert Mondavi
[ Art Back Enhancing Food Go Greeks Life Romans Talk Three Way Wine]
Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek. Edmund Waller
[ Come Greek Lasting Latin Marble Must Poets Seek]
In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them. George Mikes
[ Authors Conversation Course England Greek Knowledge Latin Never Nobody Off Only Quotes Read Show Their Them Uneducated Unless]
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. Thomas Jefferson
[ Case Citizen Every Free Greeks Must Romans Should Soldier State]
There was reference made to a book written in Greek by a former Rabbi who had been converted to Christianity. There was reference to a publication of a high clergyman of Milan. Not even did Jews raise objections to that book. Julius Streicher
[ Been Book Christianity Clergyman Converted Did Even Former Greek Had High Jews Made Milan Objections Publication Rabbi Raise Reference Written]
Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done. Edward Bond
[ Debate Done Drama Enabled Goodness Greek Had Itself Just Once Organise Religion Society]
Greek was very much a live language, and a language still unconscious of grammar, not, like ours, dominated by definitions and trained upon dictionaries. Gilbert Murray
[ Definitions Dictionaries Dominated Grammar Greek Language Live Much Ours Still Trained Unconscious Upon Very]
I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear. Margot Kidder
[ Any Buy Classic Drama Evil Fear Formula Good Greek Hogwash Horror Into Just Lots Movie Out Put Sell Tickets Versus]
I do not read the ancient languages, but I am beginning to study Greek. Anne Rice
[ Am Ancient Beginning Greek Languages Read Study]
The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center. Stephen Gardiner
[ Ancient Arms Center Circle Described Extended Greeks His Legs Man Navel Noticed]
Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are. Jan Peter Balkenende
[ Christianity Enlightenment Great Greeks Humanism Ideas Judaism Made Our Philosophical Product Religious Romans Several Society Traditions Us]
I've played American, Italian, Greek, French. I've been really lucky that way. Chita Rivera
[ American Been French Greek Italian Lucky Played Really Way]
My boyhood saw Greek islands floating over Harvard Square. Horace Gregory
[ Boyhood Floating Greek Harvard Islands Over Saw Square]
If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama. Lillian Hellman
[ Beginning Believe Did End Gods Greeks His Inevitable Man Melodrama Mercy Nobody Own Probably Problems Solve Then Tragedy Will Write]
The first of these phases is that of grammar, invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French. It never had any philosophical view of a language as such. Ferdinand de Saussure
[ Any Carried First French Grammar Greeks Had Invented Language Never Phases Philosophical Such These Unchanged View]
No matter how thoroughly a person may have learned the Greek alphabet, he will never be in a condition to repeat it backwards without further training. Hermann Ebbinghaus
[ Alphabet Backwards Condition Further Greek How Learned Matter May Never Person Repeat Thoroughly Training Will Without]
Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel. Melina Mercouri
[ Churchill Crucial Decisive Desert Greek How Over Read Role Tells Victory Your]
The ancient Greeks have a knack of wrapping truths in myths. George Lloyd
[ Ancient Greeks Knack Myths Truths Wrapping]
Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians and the Greeks... Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time. Emil Nolde
[ Above Art Beautiful Believes Days Egyptians Exalted Greeks Only Proud Race Religion Religions Rising Single Solitary Soul Stands Their These Time Whenever]
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight. Marilyn French
[ Ancient Delusion Even Greeks Insanity Knew Lose Love Lucid Mind Over Power Rational Self-Destruction Straight Taking Think Well Yourself]
England and Greece are friends. English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism, and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots. Melina Mercouri
[ Against Blood England English Fascism Friends Gave Greece Greek Greeks Lives Pilots Protect Shed Soil Their War]
There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice. Bo Bennett
[ Advice Comes Famous Giving Good Greek Misleading Must Old Quote Rule Someone States Then Unwritten Very]
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin. Lord Acton
[ Force Greek Moves Nature Nothing Origin Save Wild World]
The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.' Elizabeth Barrett Browning
[ Add Called Death Grandly Greeks Happy His Phrase Said Their Till Tragic Unhappy Which Would]
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. Virgil
[ Bring Even Fear Gifts Greeks]
When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war. Nathaniel Lee
[ Greeks Joined Then Tug War]
The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word. Gilbert Murray
[ Attempts Caused Fact Greek Limit Meaning Misunderstanding Modern Much Often Our Strictly Too Word]
You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something - it is true. Melina Mercouri
[ Blooded Breed Fervent Greeks Know Said Something Tell True Warm Well]
For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series. Frank Bruno
[ Characters Example Greek Part Renaissance Roman Series Strong Using]
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin
[ Always Ancient Capitalist Freedom Greek Owners Remains Republics Same Slave Society]
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Diogenes Patriotism
[ Am Citizen Greek World]
The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. Stella Adler
[ Come Comes Greeks Life Means Place See Seeing Situation Social Theatre Truth Word]
Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns. Willem de Kooning
[ Always Behind Columns Felt Fraud Greeks Hiding Style Their Were]
It has always seemed to me a pity that the young people of our generation should grow up with such scant knowledge of Greek and Latin literature, its wealth and variety, its freshness and its imperishable quality. James Loeb
[ Always Freshness Generation Greek Grow Imperishable Knowledge Latin Literature Our Pity Quality Scant Seemed Should Such Up Variety Wealth Young]
I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years. Jane Haddam
[ Accent Art Called Claim Director Discover Editor Executive Fame Greek Little Magazine Many Only Went Whose Years]
All that we call ideal in Greek or any other art, because to us it is false and visionary, was, to the makers of it, true and existent. John Ruskin
[ Any Art Because Call Existent False Greek Ideal Makers Other True Us Visionary]
It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks. Miriam Beard
[ Entering Greeks Muses Only Professions Recently Succeeded Those Very Which Women]
My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper. Amy Sedaris
[ Because Cheaper Easter Get Greek Later Mom Say Stuff Then Used]
The British system had requirements, including Latin. I'm not positive you ever had to know Greek, but there are certainly kinds of curricula where you had to know Greek too. I think in Britain there was the most mindless, repetitive sort of learning. William Scott
[ Britain British Certainly Ever Greek Had Including Kinds Know Latin Learning Mindless Most Positive Repetitive Requirements Sort System Think Too Where]
Athens will again be the host of the Games in 2004, but there are rumors that they might be switched if the Greeks don't begin to construct the sites faster. Bill Toomey
[ Again Athens Begin Construct Faster Games Greeks Host Might Rumors Sites Switched Will]
The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us. Madame de Stael
[ Affords Among Definition Enthusiasm God Greeks Noblest Sense Signifies Us Word]
If you look at the timing of many of the Greek dramas from the theatrical point of view, it's all off, and I think the reason for that is that music played a very important part. John Eaton
[ Dramas Greek Important Look Many Music Off Part Played Point Reason Theatrical Think Timing Very View]
And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek. Ben Jonson
[ Greek Latin Less Small Thou Though]
We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. Thucydides
[ Beautiful Cultivate Greeks Loss Lovers Manliness Mind Our Simple Tastes Without Yet]
What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being. Edward Bond
[ Able Being Greeks Human Meant Question Radically Shakespeare Were]
When I was a kid, I'd kneel down at the side of my bed every night before I went to sleep, and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary. Olympia Dukakis
[ Bed Before Down Every Greek Kid Kneel Mary Mother Night Prayer Say Side Sleep Went Would]
Movies are immortal art - the first new art since Greek drama. Eric Johnston
[ Art Drama First Greek Immortal Movies New Since]
Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks. Alistair Cooke
[ Factory Flourishing Greeks Grew Hollywood Most Mythology Popular Since]
And it's a crime because the great plays of history, going all the way back to the Greeks, are part of everybody's heritage. It's just like in music, Beethoven or Mozart, that's everybody's heritage. Tony Randall
[ Back Because Beethoven Crime Everybody Going Great Greeks Heritage History Just Mozart Music Part Plays Way]
The Greek sculptor - I don't think he was very different from any of us. Michael Tippett
[ Any Different Greek Sculptor Think Us Very]
But Paul, in his preaching of the Gospel, is a debtor to deliver the word not to Barbarians only, but also to Greeks, and not only to the unwise, who would easily agree with him, but also to the wise. Origen
[ Agree Also Barbarians Debtor Deliver Easily Gospel Greeks Him His Only Paul Preaching Unwise Wise Word Would]
Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail? George Chakiris
[ Always Fail Greeks Open Restaurants Why]
This was nostalgia in the literal Greek sense: the pain of not being able to return to one's home and family. John Thorn
[ Able Being Family Greek Home Literal Nostalgia Pain Return Sense]
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded. Simone Weil
[ Am Becoming Cannot Catholic Centuries Christian Civilization Consider Course Degraded European Greek Idea Nourished Our Renounce Roots Something Thought Which Without]
We, to some degree, are like what we are because we inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans. One of them that's so striking is the whole area of politics. Donald Kagan
[ Area Because Certain Degree Greeks Inherited Politics Romans Some Striking Them Things Whole]
A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories. Maynard James Keenan
[ America Archetypes Back Europe Go Greek Latin Lot Names Roots Stories Their Them Words]
I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology. Brendan Fraser
[ Basis Believe Chaos Darkness Greek Guess Mythology Purpose Redemption Serves Show Think Through Us]
People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy. Curt Flood
[ Greek Happy Life Make Too Tragedy Try]
You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
[ Experience First Greek Kill Lunch Pretend Will Your]
And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation? Melina Mercouri
[ Asked Course Greece Greek Invasion Most Must Possessions Proper Reassured Subjugation Turkish Turks Under]
The Greeks already understood that there was more interest in portraying an unusual character than a usual character - that is the purpose of films and theatre. Isabelle Huppert
[ Already Character Films Greeks Interest More Portraying Purpose Than Theatre Understood Unusual Usual]
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.' Immanuel Kant
[ Bad Begets Ennobling Even Evil Forgetting Greek Kills Mankind More Philosophers Praise Said Than War Will]
Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama, that is, modern opera as we know it. John Eaton
[ Began Drama Greek Intent Know Modern Opera Well]
I've got a book of poetry by the bed, one of these big collections that goes back to the Greeks and Romans. Martin C. Smith
[ Back Bed Big Book Collections Goes Got Greeks Poetry Romans These]
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek. Samuel Johnson
[ Better Dinner General Good Greek His Man Pleased Table Talks Than Upon Wife]
We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew little of any real people except those to the east and south of their own country, or near the coast of the Mediterranean. Thomas Bulfinch
[ Ages Any Coast Country Early East Except Greeks Knew Little Mediterranean Near Own Real See South Their Those Thus]
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison. Angela Carter
[ Ancient Cinema Dark Dream Dreaming Gather Greeks Mysteries Participating Same Sit Strangers Together Unison Used]
It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. Henry A. Kissinger History
[ Could End Fulfilling Greek His Nature Nixon Once Otherwise Own Started Tragedy]
The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people. Robert Welch
[ Comes Democracy Government Greek Literally Means Word]
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism. Georg C. Lichtenberg
[ Able Attain Barbarism Greeks Hardly Human Knowledge Nature New Passing Possessed Seem Strengthening Through Without]
Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo. Jose Marti
[ Apollo Beautiful Being Contains Every God Greek Him Human Ideal Just Made Man Marble Piece Rough State Statue Within]
Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response. Larry Summers
[ Almost Always Back Blaming Crisis Financial Goes Greeks Least Response Speculators Wrong]
Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words - not that I counted much on using them. You'll find only trace elements of this language in the poem. James Merrill
[ Counted Elements Find Forbidding Greek Helped Knowing Language Much Only Poem Some Them Trace Using Words]
The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks. Edward Bond
[ Comes Greeks Our Theatre]
The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths. Gilbert Murray
[ Business Did Express Fictitious Greek Heroic Higher Make Myths Plots Poetry Saga Up]
Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy. Theodore White
[ Bravery Classical Grace Greek How Intelligence Live Mercy Quality Sense]
I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
[ Boys Chief Courageous Decided Done Equal Greek Horse Learn Learned Manage Order Study Thing Thought]
Television? The word is half Greek, half Latin. No good can come of it. C. P. Scott
[ Come Good Greek Half Latin Television Word]
The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about the deficiencies of their memories and always began poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember. David Antin
[ Always Ancient Anxiety Began Deficiencies Greek Had Help Memories Muse Oral Poems Poets Praying Remember Their Them]
The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies. Edward Bond
[ Extreme Greeks Said Their Things Tragedies Very]
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns. Arne Jacobsen Architecture
[ Air Beauty Been Between Blocks Classic Columns Greek Huge Literally Makes Old Out Proportions Temples Their Which]
Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading. Gilbert Murray
[ Ancient Easy Few Great Greek Literature Reading Works]
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets. Heraclitus
[ Am Assistance Greek Librarians Libraries Little Made Poets Professor]
Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek. Robert Fitzgerald
[ Certain Different Either French Great Greek However Imperfectly Language Latin Matter Quantities Read Slightly Spoke Suppose Times Understood Well Which]
Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin. Marcus V. Pollio
[ Acquainted Because Corresponding Difficult Greek Harmony Language Latin Many Most Musical Necessary None Obscure Science Those Use Which Words]
I have known uncertainty: a state unknown to the Greeks. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Greeks Known State Uncertainty Unknown]
From that moment, I did not cease to pray to God that by his grace it might one day be permitted to me to learn Greek. Heinrich Schliemann
[ Cease Day Did God Grace Greek His Learn Might Moment Permitted Pray]
It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods. Martin Scorsese
[ Curse Did Everything Family Gets Gods Greek His King Mythology Out Remind Richest Something Ultimately Wants]
We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible. Penelope Lively
[ Bible Came Ears Greek Mythology Our Out Read Until]
The question of the composition of perceptible objects is one which already occupied the mind of the ancient Greeks. Johannes Stark
[ Already Ancient Composition Greeks Mind Objects Occupied Perceptible Question Which]
My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University. James Cronin
[ Class Dorothy Father Greek Had Met Mother Northwestern University Watson]
I have friends who read my books in Greek. Brian Lumley
[ Books Friends Greek Read]
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin. John Acton
[ Force Greek Moves Nature Nothing Origin Save Wild World]
We were discussing civilization and the fact that young men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated, so the men had emotional and friendly relationships with members of their own sex. Marion Zimmer Bradley
[ Among Civilization Discussing Emotional Fact Friendly Greeks Had Idiots Members Men Own Relationships Sex Their Time Uneducated Were Young]
There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today. Andrew Wiles
[ Back Date Greeks Proofs Still Today Valid]
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending. Karl Marx
[ Dull Ending Good Greek Meet Met Namely Philosophy Seems Something Supposed Tragedy Which]
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Robert Kennedy
[ Ago Dedicate Gentle Greeks Life Make Man Many Ourselves Tame Us World Wrote Years]
I like to cook, but mostly Greek. When I am confused or tired, I think about what I can cook. It takes you away from everything, as you are thinking only of your dish. Nana Mouskouri
[ Am Away Confused Cook Dish Everything Greek Mostly Only Takes Think Thinking Tired Your]
I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us. Thomas Jefferson
[ Am Consider Containing Doctrines Everything Genuine Greek Imputed Leave Moral Philosophy Rational Roman Us Which]