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Melina Mercouri Quotes

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

Much has been said and continues to be said of what
little concern the Turks had for the Acropolis treasures.
- Melina Mercouri

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


 

There are no such things as the Elgin Marbles.
- Melina Mercouri

We are ready to say that we rule the entire Elgin enterprise
as irrelevant to the present.
- Melina Mercouri

In the world over, the very name of our country is
immediately associated with the Parthenon.
- Melina Mercouri


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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

We say to the British government: you have kept those
sculptures for almost two centuries.
You have cared for them as well as you could,
for which we thank you.
But now in the name of fairness and morality,
please give them back.
- Melina Mercouri

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I read that you should never go out with someone
if you can think of three reasons why you shouldn't.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

This report, by its very length, defends itself
against the risk of being read.
- Winston Churchill

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

The length of this document defends it well
against the risk of its being read.
- Winston Churchill

Where the press is free and every man
is able to read, all is safe.
- Thomas Jefferson

The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
- Mark Twain

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month,
and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The more I read, the more I meditate;
and the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
- Voltaire

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read.
It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
- Alvin Toffler

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolph Hitler

It is in our lives and not our words
that our religion must be read.
- Thomas Jefferson

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations...
The quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.
They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
- Winston Churchill

You read a script and its based on 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction',
and it goes right in the bin.
- Tim Roth

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
- Carol Ann Duffy

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I was a teenager, I read a lot of Poe.
- Dario Argento

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
- Kim Alexis

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
- Princess Diana

You can never trust what you read.
- William Goldman

I have been reading Stephen King since CARRIE and hope
to read him for many years to come.
- Dean Koontz

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about,
or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
- Jean Anouilh

Television's not going read stories to you.
- Kurt Loder

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence.
It continues to make us unequal.
- Will Durant

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well,
and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
- Blaise Pascal

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics.
The ones who want to be writers read the reviews,
the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
- William Faulkner

The more I read my Bible the more I veered away from the Jehovah's Witnesses.
- Cliff Richard

I read and write classical piano and percussion,
also guitar.
- Suzi Quatro

I watched television a little, but I mostly just drew and read magazines.
- Stephen Sprouse

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something
to which you are both father and mother,
born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
- Jim Bishop

I hate having to read the manual.
- Trevor Horn

But I am not political in the current events sense,
and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way.
- Diane Wakoski


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