Nikos Kazantzakis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Nikos Kazantzakis quotes, Nikos Kazantzakis sayings, and Nikos Kazantzakis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis
The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness. Nikos Kazantzakis
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. Nikos Kazantzakis
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis
Every word is an adamantine shell which encloses a great explosive force. To discover its meaning you must let it burst inside you like a bomb and in this way liberate the soul which it imprisons. Nikos Kazantzakis
The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet. Nikos Kazantzakis
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis
You can knock on a deaf man's door forever. Nikos Kazantzakis
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. Nikos Kazantzakis
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis
Be always restless, unsatisfied, unconforming. Whenever a habit becomes convenient, smash it! The greatest sin of all is satisfaction. Nikos Kazantzakis
A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. Nikos Kazantzakis
In religions which have lost their creative spark, the gods eventually become no more than poetic motifs or ornaments for decorating human solitude and walls. Nikos Kazantzakis
We come from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life. Nikos Kazantzakis
Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels. Nikos Kazantzakis
There is no harsher means of punishment, than to answer malice with kindness. Nikos Kazantzakis
The human soul is heavy, clumsy, held in the mud of the flesh. Its perceptions are still coarse and brutish. It can divine nothing clearly, nothing with certainty. Nikos Kazantzakis
How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart. Nikos Kazantzakis
Life's true face is the skull. Nikos Kazantzakis
It's one thing to want to change the way people live. Nikos Kazantzakis
Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis