Happiness

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Nikos Kazantzakis on Happiness: Quotes from “Zorba the Greek” – Part I of V

“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.”
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Nikos Kazantzakis on Happiness: Quotes from “Zorba the Greek” – Part II of V

“When I encounter a sunrise, a painting, a woman, or an idea that makes my heart bound like a young calf, then I know I am standing in front of happiness.”

Below – “The Birth of Venus,” by Robert Fowler (1853-1926).
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Nikos Kazantzakis on Happiness: Quotes from “Zorba the Greek” – Part III of V

“I should learn to run, to wrestle, to swim, to ride horses, to row, to drive a car, to fire a rifle. I should fill my soul with flesh. I should fill my flesh with soul. In fact, I should reconcile at last within me the two internal antagonists.”

Below – “Fire in the Body and Soul,” by K. Madison Moore.
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Nikos Kazantzakis on Happiness: Quotes from “Zorba the Greek” – Part IV of V

“This is true happiness: to have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition. To live far from men, not to need them and yet to love them. To have the stars above, the land to your left and the sea to your right and to realize of a sudden that in your heart, life has accomplished its final miracle: it has become a fairy tale.”

Below – “Full Moon Afternoon,” by Scott Kahn.
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Nikos Kazantzakis on Happiness: Quotes from “Zorba the Greek” – Part V of V

“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea.”
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