I felt once…

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.

– Nikos Kazantzakis


From Wikipedia

Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης; February 18, 1883 – October 26, 1957) was a Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek, based on the novel. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book The Last Temptation of Christ.


5 thoughts on “I felt once…

  1. February 18, 1883: Prolific Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis was born 130 years ago today on the island of Crete. He did not publish his best-known work, Zorba the Greek, until 1946.

  2. Ah, thanks for highlighting this – he captured happiness perfectly! Best ~HuntMode

  3. Most of the time we don’t really know that a simple moment like that is the ultimate happiness. Thank you for the post!

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