Quotes and Sayings about Greece



"Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece. Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids."
- James Theodore Bent
(Related: Greece, Healing)

"The belief in charms for protecting newborn infants is very strong in Greece."
- James Theodore Bent
(Related: Belief, Greece)

"I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?"
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Thought, Film, Greece, Questions, Trying)

"I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Flying, Greece, Iraq)

"No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer."
- Jane Elliot
(Related: Religion, Greece, Prayer, Religious, Rome)

"The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Greece)

"But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: People, Creativity, Greece, Rome, Spirit)

"There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: People, American, Balance, Country, Democrats, Greece, Party, Republican, Tea, Trying, Want)

"Socrates' fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Men, Company, Fame, Greece, Order)

"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
(Related: War, Blood, EnglEnglish, Fascism, Friends, Greece)

"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
(Related: Greece, Possessions)

"The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece."
- Gilbert Murray
(Related: Imagination, Direction, Greece, Road)

"Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily, Greece, and Egypt, where I really saw these buildings, and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Greece)

"If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish."
- Gwyneth Paltrow
(Related: Greece, Living, Reason, Rome)

"No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Religion, Christianity, Greece)

"In Greece wise men speak and fools decide."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, Fools, Greece)

"I think the Swedish Academy wished to manifest its solidarity with the living spirit of Greece today."
- Giorgos Seferis
(Related: Greece, Living, Solidarity, Spirit, Today)

"The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words."
- Robert South
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Fame, Famous, Greece, Words, World)

"In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece."
- Nia Vardalos
(Related: Daughters, Greece, Sons)