Zorba the Greek (1964) Poster

Anthony Quinn: Alexis Zorba



  • 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 : On a deaf man's door, you can knock forever!

  • 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 : Why do the young die? Why does anybody die?

    Basil : I don't know.

    Alexis Zorba : What's the use of all your damn books if they can't answer that?

    Basil : They tell me about the agony of men who can't answer questions like yours.

    Alexis Zorba : I spit on this agony!

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

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

  • 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.

  • Alexis Zorba : Am I not a man? And is a man not stupid? I'm a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything. The full catastrophe.

  • Alexis Zorba : What kind of man are you, don't you even like dolphins?

  • Alexis Zorba : All right, we go outside where God can see us better.

  • 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. I know because a very wise old Turk told me.

  • Alexis Zorba : Silly old bitch. She's not alone, she's with Suleiman Pasha having a hell of a time.

  • Alexis Zorba : There will be no funeral. She was a Frank, she crossed herself with four fingers. The priest will not bury her like everybody else.

  • Alexis Zorba : Hey boss, did you ever see a more splendiferous crash?

  • Alexis Zorba : No more fooling around, not in this place. We'll pull our pants up and make a pile of money.

  • Alexis Zorba : Those damn cats!

  • Alexis Zorba : The lamb, it will burn!

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