The Best Quotes About Greece

By: Leah Shoup

“Greece – The feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of inconjecturable magic.”

Patrick Leigh Fermor

“It takes a lifetime to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.”

Henry Miller

“We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Earth proudly wears the Parthenon, as the best gem upon her zone.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Today, to walk along the pebbled pathways of a traditional Greek mountain village or the marbled streets of an ancient acropolis is to step back in time."

― Laura Brooks

“Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. "

— Chuck Palahniuk

“Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing. In South America, they throw flowers to you. In Greece, Greeks throw themselves.”

Melina Mercouri

“If the violin is the most perfect musical instrument, the Greek language is the violin of the human thought.”

Helen Keller

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

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“There are two kinds of people–Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek.”

― Gus Portokalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding