“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“I hope nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis –
Konyak tribal people – once fearsome warriors and head-hunters, now dying-out culture of Nagaland, northeast India. They are recognised by their facial and body tattoos, their age is seldom confirmed, but estimated from 80 to over 100 years. It is believed that in 10 or 15 years these Konyak head-hunters will be buried beneath Christian headstones in the mountain villages and since their history is not stored in any pleadings, the living memories of their unique cultural existence will disappear for ever.
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 –