There is a land called Crete in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair land and a rich, begirt with water, and therein are many men innumerable, and ninety cities.
– Homer (fl. 850 B.C.), The Odyssey –
“I wonder if Socrates and Plato took a house on Crete during the summer.”
― Woody Allen, Love and Death –
“The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.”
– Saki –
We, who are dying, are doing better, than they, who will live. For Crete doesn’t need householders, she needs madmen like us. These madmen make Crete immortal.
– Nikos Kazantzakis –