Giannis Ritsos quotes

  • I dissolved, so white, so unapproachable, amid my white flame, in the whiteness of moonlight
    -- Giannis Ritsos

    #Flames #White #Moonlight

  • I know that each one of us travels to love alone, alone to faith and to death. I know it. I've tried it. It doesn't help. Let me come with you.
    -- Giannis Ritsos

    #People #Greek #Helping

  • Find time for thought, this is the source of strength. Find time for the game, this is the secret of eternal youth. Find time for reading, this is the Foundation of knowledge. Find time to be friendly, this is the road to happiness. Find time for dreams, they will pull your vehicle as the stars. Find time to love and be loved in return, this is the privilege of the gods. Find time to look around you, it's too short a day to be selfish. Find time to laugh this is the music of the soul.
    -- Giannis Ritsos

    #Dream #Stars #Selfish

  • All the words are not enough to get anything said.
    -- Giannis Ritsos

    #Enough #Said

  • Who has not seen that feeling born of flame Crimson the cheek at mention of a name? The rapturous touch of some divine surpriseFlash deep suffusion of celestial dyes: When hands clasped hands, and lips to lips were pressed, And the heart's secret was at once confessed?

  • This day's nothingness as if from spite became a flame and scorched the lips of children and poets.

  • Gilbert White discovered the formula for complete happiness, but he died before making the announcement, leaving it for me to do so. It is to be very busy with the unimportant.

  • Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.

  • I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.

  • It's a significant question: should black people only adopt black children, and white people white children?

  • This arch-liar today shows that Britain never was in a position to wage war alone. This gabbler, this drunkard Churchill. And then his accomplice in the White House, this mad fool.

  • Moonlight, white satin, roses. A bride.

  • I dissolved, so white, so unapproachable, amid my white flame, in the whiteness of moonlight

  • Moonlight making crosses on your body, and me putting my mouth on every one.