Zorba the Greek Quotes

  • Alexis Zorba: You think too much, that is your trouble. Clever people and grocers, they weigh everything.


  • Basil: An overhead cable? You're mad.
    Alexis Zorba: Why?
    Basil: That forest doesn't belong to us.
    Alexis Zorba: Well, it doesn't, and then it does.
    Basil: What does that mean?
    Alexis Zorba: It belong to the monastery. The monastery belongs to God, and God belongs to everybody. Do you agree?


  • Alexis Zorba: God has a very big heart but there is one sin he will not forgive [slaps table].
    Alexis Zorba: God has a very big heart but there is one sin he will not forgive. [slaps table]
    Alexis Zorba: If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.


  • Alexis Zorba: How can I not love them? Poor weak creatures... and they take so little, a man's hand on their breast, and they give you all they got.


  • Basil: I don't want any trouble.
    Alexis Zorba: Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and *look* for trouble.


  • Alexis Zorba: Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. You've got everthing except one thing: madness! A man needs a little madness, or else...
    Basil: Or else?
    Alexis Zorba: ...he never dares cut the rope and be free.


  • Alexis Zorba: If a woman sleeps alone, it puts a shame on all men.


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