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Greek Quotes

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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

I have friends who read my books in Greek.Brian Lumley

'Lollipop Opera' is the backdrop to Finsbury Park. A place that is very thriving, interracial and lot of music stores, Greek, Turkish, all sorts of immigrant music. It's utter Englishness. It blends the Jamaicans, the Irish. It's like what Jim Reeves did with American country music.John Lydon

All I had, originally, were pages of Nolan's dialogue. I think his character serves the story in a nice way. He's a Greek chorus for the goings-on in the Hamptons.Gabriel Mann

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

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.Melina Mercouri

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

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

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

II know a little about Greek mythology. It's not that far away from the Nordic mythology.Mads Mikkelsen

Look, the whole world wants to modernize, and when you look to what they mean by modernizing, they mean Americanize. Would a modern Greek prefer to live in Orange County than Piraeus? Yes. Absolutely.Rupert Murdoch

Few of the great works of ancient Greek literature are easy reading.Gilbert Murray

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

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths.Gilbert Murray

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

You don't come to see a Greek play and not want blood and gore and depth of feeling from your boots up.Ruth Negga

I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.Barack Obama

I had never considered using a hashtag anywhere other than on Twitter, but now I'm inspired. Text messages have always seemed a little flat to me, so the murmuring Greek chorus of a hashtag might be a perfect way to liven them up and give them a bit of dimension.Susan Orlean

Genetically, I'm pure Greek. Psychologically, environmentally, culturally, by choice, I'm a member of the black community.Johnny Otis

So it won't be a surprise when the Greek default actually happens and we expect it one way or the other to be relatively soon.Lucas Papademos