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Islam invaded Europe twice from the Mediterranean - first in Iberia, the second time in southeastern Europe, as well as nibbling at Sicily and elsewhere. Christianity invaded Islam multiple times, the first time in the Crusades and in the battle to expel the Muslims from Iberia. Then it forced the Turks back from central Europe. The Christians finally crossed the Mediterranean in the 19th century, taking control of large parts of North Africa. Each of these two religions wanted to dominate the other. Each seemed close to its goal. Neither was successful. What remains true is that Islam and Christianity were obsessed with each other from the first encounter. Like Rome and Egypt they traded with each other and made war on each other.George Friedman Mediterranean's Sayings By George Friedman: Islam invaded Europe twice from the Mediterranean - first in Iberia, the second time in
The Mediterranean will be turned into an Italian lake.Benito Mussolini Mediterranean's Sayings By Benito Mussolini: The Mediterranean will be turned into an Italian lake.
I had to marry a Greek; I had to stir up the ethnic pot. Otherwise, my children would have been anemic and sickly. Now they've got some good Mediterranean blood in them.Alexandra Wentworth Mediterranean's Sayings By Alexandra Wentworth: I had to marry a Greek; I had to stir up the ethnic pot. Otherwise,
like planks but narrow. Eyebrows unplucked. In the hours he's spent here fewer than a dozen words have passed between them. She has a Mediterranean look but speaksA.S.A Harrison Mediterranean's Sayings By A.S.A Harrison: like planks but narrow. Eyebrows unplucked. In the hours he's spent here fewer than a
We all know what we mean by fighting terrorism. In reality, there is total cooperation between the countries north and south of the Mediterranean against terrorism.Javier Solana Mediterranean's Sayings By Javier Solana: We all know what we mean by fighting terrorism. In reality, there is total cooperation
I'm naturally a muscular gal with some curves, so eating a Mediterranean diet makes my body happy.Debi Mazar Mediterranean's Sayings By Debi Mazar: I'm naturally a muscular gal with some curves, so eating a Mediterranean diet makes my
These three creation stories were shaped in the patriarchal, slave-holding world of early urban civilization in the eastern Mediterranean of the second and first millennia M.C.E. In the Babylonian story that urban world is still new and precarious. Another world, not under male/human control, stands as the earlier beginning, ruled by a huge theriomorphic Great Mother, who gestated all things, gods and cosmic beings, in the mingled waters of her womb. The story mandates her dethronement, and with it a demotion of the female from primal power to secondary consort.
Slavery is a central institution mandated by this story.
Rosemary Radford Ruether Mediterranean's Sayings By Rosemary Radford Ruether: These three creation stories were shaped in the patriarchal, slave-holding world of early urban civilization
Thereafter the red edges of war spread over another half of the world. Turkey's neighbors, Bulgaria, Rumania, Italy, and Greece, were eventually drawn in. Thereafter, with her exit to the Mediterranean closed, Russia was left dependent on Archangel, icebound half the year, and on Vladivostok, 8,000 miles from the battlefront. With the Black Sea closed, her exports dropped by 98 per cent and her imports by 95 per cent. The cutting off of Russia with all its consequences, the vain and sanguinary tragedy of Gallipoli, the diversion of Allied strength in the campaigns of Mesopotamia, Suez, and Palestine, the ultimate breakup of the Ottoman Empire, the subsequent history of the Middle East, followed from the voyage of the Goeben.Barbara W. Tuchman Mediterranean's Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: Thereafter the red edges of war spread over another half of the world. Turkey's neighbors,
To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been barely touched by the sun, is one of the exquisite pleasures of the Mediterranean.Elizabeth David Mediterranean's Sayings By Elizabeth David: To eat figs off the tree in the very early morning, when they have been
Lisa was thinking, as she climbed the apparently unending staircase, the she had taken pretty long odds. She had not hesitated to buck the Tiger, Life. Simon Iff had warned her that she was acting on impulse. But
on the top of that
he had merely urged her to be true to it. She swore once more that she would stick to her guns. The black mood fell from her. She turned and looked upon the sea, now far below. The sun, a hollow orb of molten glory, hung quivering in the mist of the Mediterranean; and Lisa entered for a moment into a perfect peace of spirit. She became once with Nature, instead of a being eternally at war with it.
Aleister Crowley Mediterranean's Sayings By Aleister Crowley: Lisa was thinking, as she climbed the apparently unending staircase, the she had taken pretty
I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer's sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.Robert Fitzgerald Mediterranean's Sayings By Robert Fitzgerald: I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I
For two thousand years, the closer to Carthage (roughly the site of modern-day Tunis) the greater the level of development. Because urbanization in Tunisia started two millennia ago, tribal identity based on nomadism - which the medieval historian Ibn Khaldun said disrupted political stability - is correspondingly weak. Indeed, after the Roman general Scipio defeated Hannibal in 202 B.C. outside Tunis, he dug a demarcation ditch, or fossa regia, that marked the extent of civilized territory. The fossa regia remains relevant to the current Middle East crisis. Still visible in places, it runs from Tabarka on Tunisia's northwestern coast southward, and turns directly eastward to Sfax, another Mediterranean port. TheRobert D. Kaplan Mediterranean's Sayings By Robert D. Kaplan: For two thousand years, the closer to Carthage (roughly the site of modern-day Tunis) the
In Beirut, death's unremitting light shines bright for all to see, brighter than the Mediterranean sun, brighter than the night's Russian missiles, brighter than a baby's smile.Rabih Alameddine Mediterranean's Sayings By Rabih Alameddine: In Beirut, death's unremitting light shines bright for all to see, brighter than the Mediterranean
Late summer is perfect for classic mysteries - think of Raymond Chandler's hot Santa Anas and Agatha Christie's Mediterranean resorts - while big ambitious works of nonfiction are best approached in September and early October, when we still feel energetic and the grass no longer needs to be cut.Michael Dirda Mediterranean's Sayings By Michael Dirda: Late summer is perfect for classic mysteries - think of Raymond Chandler's hot Santa Anas
It was the mystery that biologists from Darwin onwards had been longing to solve. How could we understand the ability of fish and seals to survive in the cold dark waters of the Antarctic? How could humans see inside a biotope that was sealed with layers of ice? What would the Earth look like from the sky, if we crossed the Mediterranean on the back of a goose? How did it feel to be a bee? How could we measure the speed of an insect's wings and its heartbeat, or monitor its blood pressure and eating patterns? What was the impact of human activities, like shipping noise or subsea explosions, on mammals in the depths? How could we follow animals to places where no human could venture?Frank Schatzing Mediterranean's Sayings By Frank Schatzing: It was the mystery that biologists from Darwin onwards had been longing to solve. How
All my wife has ever taken from the Mediterranean - from that whole vast intuitive culture - are four bottles of Chianti to make into lamps, and two china condiment donkeys labelled Sally and Peppy.Peter Shaffer Mediterranean's Sayings By Peter Shaffer: All my wife has ever taken from the Mediterranean - from that whole vast intuitive
It is one of history's most mocking ironies that the German customs union, which set out to dominate Europe and conquer Britain in the form of Bismarckian or Hitlerian military force, has at last vanquished the victor by drawing Britain into a Zollverein which comprises Western Europe and aspires to comprise the Mediterranean as well. If the ghosts of the Hohenzollerns come back to haunt this planet, they must find a lot to laugh at.Enoch Powell Mediterranean's Sayings By Enoch Powell: It is one of history's most mocking ironies that the German customs union, which set
I am myself so exceedingly Nordic, as far as physical constitution is concerned, that I can enjoy almost any weather except what is called glorious weather. At the end of a few days, I am left wondering how the men of the Mediterranean ever managed to do almost all the most active and astonishing things that have been done.Gilbert K. Chesterton Mediterranean's Sayings By Gilbert K. Chesterton: I am myself so exceedingly Nordic, as far as physical constitution is concerned, that I
the whole reason for John's Revelation is to encourage the churches strewn around the rim of the Mediterranean to lift up their eyes from the imperial power of Rome and every earthly Babylon. John is commissioned to bring these churches a vision of ultimate reality, in all its glory and justice, so that they can live faithfully, candles set in lampstands in a dimly lit world.Andy Crouch Mediterranean's Sayings By Andy Crouch: the whole reason for John's Revelation is to encourage the churches strewn around the rim
In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.Tahar Ben Jelloun Mediterranean's Sayings By Tahar Ben Jelloun: In Morocco, it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.
It was the Sephardi Jews who brought fish and chips to Britain, actually, believe it or not, from the Mediterranean world. Apart from actually eating and selling fish and chips, they were kind of debt enforcers.Simon Schama Mediterranean's Sayings By Simon Schama: It was the Sephardi Jews who brought fish and chips to Britain, actually, believe it
Carob is a brown powder made from the pulverized fruit of a Mediterranean evergreen. Some consider carob an adequate substitute for chocolate because it has some similar nutrients (calcium, phosphorus), and because it can, when combined with vegetable fat and sugar, be made to approximate the color and consistency of chocolate. Of course, the same arguments can as persuasively be made in favor of dirt.Sandra Boynton Mediterranean's Sayings By Sandra Boynton: Carob is a brown powder made from the pulverized fruit of a Mediterranean evergreen. Some
Although our American friends, some of whose generals visited us, took a more alarmist view of our position, and the world at large regarded the invasion of Britain as probable, we ourselves felt free to send overseas all the troops our available shipping could carry and to wage offensive war in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Here was the hinge on which our ultimate victory turned, and it was in 1941 that the first significant events began. In war armies must fight. Africa was the only continent in which we could meet our foes on land. The defence of Egypt and of Malta were duties compulsive upon us, and the destruction of the Italian Empire the first prize we could gain. The British resistance in the Middle East to the triumphant Axis Powers and our attempt to rally the Balkans and Turkey against them are the theme and thread of our story now.Winston S. Churchill Mediterranean's Sayings By Winston S. Churchill: Although our American friends, some of whose generals visited us, took a more alarmist view
We do not want to be in the middle of an axis that starts in the Mediterranean and ends in Tehran. We do not want to be a barricade for [Iran's] nuclear facilities.Walid Jumblatt Mediterranean's Sayings By Walid Jumblatt: We do not want to be in the middle of an axis that starts in
And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation, driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world.Jerry Falwell Mediterranean's Sayings By Jerry Falwell: And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying
CLEOPATRA TO THE ASP

The bright mirror I braved: the devil in it
Loved me like my soul, my soul:
Now that I seek myself in a serpent
My smile is fatal.

Nile moves in me; my thighs splay
Into the squalled Mediterranean;
My brain hides in that Abyssinia
Lost armies foundered towards.

Desert and river unwrinkle again.
Seeming to bring them the waters that make drunk
Caesar, Pompey, Antony I drank.
Now let the snake reign.

A half-deity out of Capricorn,
This rigid Augustus mounts
With his sword virginal indeed; and has shorn
Summarily the moon-horned river

From my bed. May the moon
Ruin him with virginity! Drink me, now, whole
With coiled Egypt's past; then from my delta
Swim like a fish toward Rome.
Ted Hughes Mediterranean's Sayings By Ted Hughes: CLEOPATRA TO THE ASPThe bright mirror I braved: the devil in itLoved me like my
GARDENS OR FIELDS? Craig Blomberg points out that in Matthew's parable of the mustard seed, the sower sows his seed in a "field" (agros, Matt 13:31), while in Luke the sowing is in a "garden" (kepos, Luke 13:19). Jews never grew mustard plants in gardens, but always out on farms, while Greeks in the Mediterranean basin did the opposite. It appears that each gospel writer was changing the word that Jesus used in Mark - the word for "earth" or "ground" (ge, Mark 4:31) - for the sake of his hearers. There is a technical contradiction between the Matthean and Lukan terms, states Blomberg, "but not a material one. Luke changes the wording precisely so that his audience is not distracted from ... the lesson by puzzling over an ... improbable practice." The result is that Luke's audience "receives his teaching with the same impact as the original audience."22Timothy Keller Mediterranean's Sayings By Timothy Keller: GARDENS OR FIELDS? Craig Blomberg points out that in Matthew's parable of the mustard seed,
I'm sorry ... " She shrugs, glancing back at him. "Gotta admit he's hot, though, Livie. He looks like a Mediterranean underwear model. There'd be no coyote-ugly situation in the morning there.K.A. Tucker Mediterranean's Sayings By K.A. Tucker: I'm sorry ... " She shrugs, glancing back at him. "Gotta admit he's hot, though,
The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river's delta, with Jerusalem's answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space.Chris Hadfield Mediterranean's Sayings By Chris Hadfield: The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening
The Romans are difficult to assess today. They employed force, yet what they accomplished by use of it has never been equaled. For Rome conferred, indeed imposed, upon the Mediterranean area and upon vast hinterlands on three continents, a unity that these regions had never known before. And will they ever regain it? So far they have not
- Foreword to History of Rome (1978).
Michael Grant Mediterranean's Sayings By Michael Grant: The Romans are difficult to assess today. They employed force, yet what they accomplished by
All around the Mediterranean you'll find cultures that believe men can't control themselves and shouldn't have to try.Sheri S. Tepper Mediterranean's Sayings By Sheri S. Tepper: All around the Mediterranean you'll find cultures that believe men can't control themselves and shouldn't
The Mediterranean was, before the northern European industrial revolution, one of the wealthiest regions in the world. Divisions between Muslim North Africa and Christian southern Europe were contained, if not always peacefully. TheGeorge Friedman Mediterranean's Sayings By George Friedman: The Mediterranean was, before the northern European industrial revolution, one of the wealthiest regions in
If you look at a map of Europe you will observe that Greece is a skeleton-like hand stretching its crooked fingers out into the Mediterranean Sea.Will Durant Mediterranean's Sayings By Will Durant: If you look at a map of Europe you will observe that Greece is a
I grew up in Haifa and enjoyed the wonderful beaches and Mount Carmel that rolls into the Mediterranean Sea. From my early days at home, I remember a strong encouragement to study.Aaron Ciechanover Mediterranean's Sayings By Aaron Ciechanover: I grew up in Haifa and enjoyed the wonderful beaches and Mount Carmel that rolls
Even people who know nothing about Greece know something about Greece. The very name sparks visions of ancient civilizations that dominated the Mediterranean.Polly Letofsky Mediterranean's Sayings By Polly Letofsky: Even people who know nothing about Greece know something about Greece. The very name sparks
The darkness that had come in from the Mediterranean covered the city so detested by the procurator ...Mikhail Bulgakov Mediterranean's Sayings By Mikhail Bulgakov: The darkness that had come in from the Mediterranean covered the city so detested by
Thus, the removal of the Jewish people to Babylonia laid the groundwork for the Christian faith. Simply put, the Gentiles who followed Jesus had some familiarity with the Jews' monotheism because of their erstwhile proliferation throughout the Mediterranean realm.James Mikolajczyk Mediterranean's Sayings By James Mikolajczyk: Thus, the removal of the Jewish people to Babylonia laid the groundwork for the Christian
He was one of a long line of mimsy and embittered middle-class sensitives who disguised their feeble and decadent lust as something spiritual and Socratic.
And why not? If it meant he had to end his days on some Mediterranean island writing lyric prose for Faber and Faber and literary criticism for the New Statesman, running through successions of houseboys and 'secretaries', getting sloshed on Fernet Branca and having to pay off the Chief of Police every six months, then so be it. Better than driving to the office in the rain.
Stephen Fry Mediterranean's Sayings By Stephen Fry: He was one of a long line of mimsy and embittered middle-class sensitives who disguised
The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.Henri Pirenne Mediterranean's Sayings By Henri Pirenne: The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may
In those days, the Corrected Hydrographic Sailing Directions for the Mediterranean, say, or the tables in Brown's Nautical Almanac. Under the charm of these rich I was as trusting and as stupid as a bird dog who wants to go out with any man with a gun, or a trained pigErnest Hemingway, Mediterranean's Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: In those days, the Corrected Hydrographic Sailing Directions for the Mediterranean, say, or the tables
Watching Italians eat (especially men, I have to say) is a form of tourism the books don't tell you about. They close their eyes, raise their eyebrows into accent marks, and make sounds of acute appreciation. It's fairly sexy. Of course I don't know how these men behave at home, if they help with the cooking or are vain and boorish and mistreat their wives. I realized Mediterranean cultures have their issues. Fine, don't burst my bubble. I didn't want to marry these guys, I just wanted to watch. (p. 247)Barbara Kingsolver Mediterranean's Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: Watching Italians eat (especially men, I have to say) is a form of tourism the
To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.James Henry Breasted Mediterranean's Sayings By James Henry Breasted: To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave
Disengagement is a response to certain demographic realities, .. Within a few years, due to the higher Arab birth rate, Jews will become a minority in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. I don't want [Israel] to be South Africa because we don't believe in apartheid. We simply have to separate from the Palestinians so that we can control our own destinies.Ehud Olmert Mediterranean's Sayings By Ehud Olmert: Disengagement is a response to certain demographic realities, .. Within a few years, due to
Lately we have been getting facts pointing to the "oceanic" nature of the floor of so-called inland seas. Through geological investigations it has been definitely established that in its deepest places, for instance, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the Earth's crust is devoid of granite stratum. The same may be said quite confidently about the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Could the interpretation of these data be that inland seas were the primary stage of the formation of oceanic basins?Vladimir Belousov Mediterranean's Sayings By Vladimir Belousov: Lately we have been getting facts pointing to the "oceanic" nature of the floor of
Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be.Shimon Peres Mediterranean's Sayings By Shimon Peres: Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty
The monetary union tries to handle two groups of countries which differ greatly in terms of economic culture. First, the North-West European countries [ ... ] which aspiring to rules and discipline, and the Mediterranean countries [ ... ] which aspiring political solutions to economic problems. The first group [ ... ] aspires to solidity, the second group aspires solidarity, that is to say; other people's money.Frits Bolkestein Mediterranean's Sayings By Frits Bolkestein: The monetary union tries to handle two groups of countries which differ greatly in terms
Napoleone di Buonaparte, as he signed himself until manhood, was born in Ajaccio, one of the larger towns on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, just before noon on Tuesday, August 15, 1769.Andrew Roberts Mediterranean's Sayings By Andrew Roberts: Napoleone di Buonaparte, as he signed himself until manhood, was born in Ajaccio, one of
I believe that a lot of what we put in our bodies really can harm us. It's been proven that people who eat Mediterranean and Japanese diets live for a very long time.Cote De Pablo Mediterranean's Sayings By Cote De Pablo: I believe that a lot of what we put in our bodies really can harm
I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well.Penelope Cruz Mediterranean's Sayings By Penelope Cruz: I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I
It was not the right-wing Russians or the gun-toting settlers who carried out the Nakba. The Nakba is the legacy of Zionism's putatively socialist wing. It was the grandfathers and mothers of the "enlightened public" of today's Israel who literally drove tens of thousands of indigenous Palestinians into the sea in 1947-48 all along the Mediterranean coast, or who marched them at gunpoint to Ramallah.Max Blumenthal Mediterranean's Sayings By Max Blumenthal: It was not the right-wing Russians or the gun-toting settlers who carried out the Nakba.
In America, Rousseauism has turned Freud's conflict-based psychoanalysis into weepy hand-holding. Contemporary liberalism is untruthful about cosmic realities. Therapy, defining anger and hostility in merely personal terms, seeks to cure what was never a problem before Rousseau. Mediterranean, as well as African-American, culture has a lavish system of language and gesture to channel and express negative emotion. Rousseauists who take the Utopian view of personality are always distressed or depressed over world outbreaks of violence and anarchy. But because, as a Sadean, I believe history is in nature and of it, I tend to be far more cheerful and optimistic than my liberal friends. Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium. Films like Seven Samurai (1954) and Two Women (1961) accurately show the breakdown of social controls as a regression to animal-like squalor.Camille Paglia Mediterranean's Sayings By Camille Paglia: In America, Rousseauism has turned Freud's conflict-based psychoanalysis into weepy hand-holding. Contemporary liberalism is untruthful
I would like to have a home in the country that I could go to. First in this country and the other in the Mediterranean.Maggie Gyllenhaal Mediterranean's Sayings By Maggie Gyllenhaal: I would like to have a home in the country that I could go to.
Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the Mediterranean's, and so is the architecture. This center exudes a radiance, an energy. It will become a special way of life for everyone.Donald Bren Mediterranean's Sayings By Donald Bren: Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the
The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.Christopher Dawson Mediterranean's Sayings By Christopher Dawson: The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe
If you're looking for fine art or literature, you might want to read some stuff written by the Greeks. Because to create true fine art, slaves are a necessity. That's how the ancient Greeks felt, with slaves working the fields, cooking their meals, rowing their ships, all the while their citizens, under the Mediterranean Sun, indulged in poetry writing and grappled with mathematics. That was their idea of fine art.Haruki Murakami Mediterranean's Sayings By Haruki Murakami: If you're looking for fine art or literature, you might want to read some stuff
Philistia had been settled generations earlier when the Mediterranean Sea Peoples had left their habitations in search of new territory and landed on the shores of Canaan. They were not a singular people, but consisted of a variety of Aegean clans; Cherethites, Pelethites, and even Caphtorim, from the island of Caphtor, also known as Crete. These Sea Peoples had quickly established their presence on the coast and immediately launched an invasion of Egypt. They were repelled and so accepted a form of vassalage under the Pharaoh's authority. They became known collectively as Philistines and maintained a profitable control of the access to shipping routes to the rest of the world, including Egypt, for travel and trade. The land route from Canaan to Egypt eventually was called the Way of the Philistines.Brian Godawa Mediterranean's Sayings By Brian Godawa: Philistia had been settled generations earlier when the Mediterranean Sea Peoples had left their habitations
In ancient times, the seven seas were the Indian Ocean, the Black Sea, the Caspian see, the Adriatic Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea.Antal Parody Mediterranean's Sayings By Antal Parody: In ancient times, the seven seas were the Indian Ocean, the Black Sea, the Caspian
The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity.Henri Pirenne Mediterranean's Sayings By Henri Pirenne: The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected
Who that has ever visited the borders of this classic sea, has not felt at the first sight of its waters a glow of reverent rapture akin to devotion, and an instinctive sensation of thanksgiving at being permitted to stand before these hallowed waves? All that concerns the Mediterranean is of the deepest interest to civilized man, for the history of its progress is the history of the development of the world; the memory of the great men who have lived and died around its banks; the recollection of the undying works that have come thence to delight us for ever; the story of patient research and brilliant discoveries connected with every physical phenomenon presented by its waves and currents, and with every order of creatures dwelling in and around its waters. The science of the Mediterranean is the epitome of the science of the world.Edward Forbes Mediterranean's Sayings By Edward Forbes: Who that has ever visited the borders of this classic sea, has not felt at
The Atlantic is a stormy moat, and the Mediterranean,
The blue pool in the old garden,
More than five thousand years has drunk sacrifice
Of ships and blood and shines in the sun; but here the Pacific:
The ships, planes, wars are perfectly irrelevant.
Neither our present blood-feud with the brave dwarfs
Nor any future world-quarrel of westering
And eastering man, the bloody migrations, greed of power, battle-falcons,
Are a mote of dust in the great scale-pan.
Here from this mountain shore, headland beyond stormy headland plunging like
dolphins through the grey sea-smoke
Into pale sea, look west at the hill of water: it is half the planet: this
dome, this half-globe, this bulging
Eyeball of water, arched over to Asia,
Australia and white Antarctica: those are the eyelids that never close; this
is the staring unsleeping
Eye of the earth, and what it watches is not our wars.
Robinson Jeffers Mediterranean's Sayings By Robinson Jeffers: The Atlantic is a stormy moat, and the Mediterranean,The blue pool in the old garden,More
You have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean. However, double entry bookkeeping was a hell of an invention.Charlie Munger Mediterranean's Sayings By Charlie Munger: You have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a
I fell in love with the Mediterranean philosophy of good wine, good food and family.Stephen White Mediterranean's Sayings By Stephen White: I fell in love with the Mediterranean philosophy of good wine, good food and family.
A sharp character - no youth as I feared - a Faubourg Marigny type, Mediterranean, big-nosed, lumpy-jawed, a single stitched-in wrinkle over his eyebrows from just above which there springs up a great pompadour of wiry bronze hair. His face aches with it. He has no use for me at all.Walker Percy Mediterranean's Sayings By Walker Percy: A sharp character - no youth as I feared - a Faubourg Marigny type, Mediterranean,
We all have to accept accusations that we ignored the refugee crisis for far too long. The first time that I referred to the Mediterranean Sea as Europe's cemetery was in October 2013, when hundreds of people drowned off Lampedusa. Italians, Maltese, Greeks and Spaniards have been pleading for help for years. But nobody cared.Martin Schulz Mediterranean's Sayings By Martin Schulz: We all have to accept accusations that we ignored the refugee crisis for far too
It also occurred to him that throughout history, humankind has told two stories: the story of a lost ship sailing the Mediterranean seas in quest of a beloved isle, and the story of a god who allows himself to be crucified on Golgotha.Jorge Luis Borges Mediterranean's Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: It also occurred to him that throughout history, humankind has told two stories: the story
Spain, the western extremity of the empire, of Europe, and of the ancient world, has, in every age, invariably preserved the same natural limits; the Pyrenaean Mountains, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean. That great peninsula, at present so unequally divided between two sovereigns, was distributed by Augustus into three provinces, Lusitania, Baetica, and Tarraconensis.Edward Gibbon Mediterranean's Sayings By Edward Gibbon: Spain, the western extremity of the empire, of Europe, and of the ancient world, has,
I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight.Mercedes McCambridge Mediterranean's Sayings By Mercedes McCambridge: I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at
I cook everything. I love Mediterranean cooking, I love Asian cooking. I do lots of Japanese noodles.Ted Allen Mediterranean's Sayings By Ted Allen: I cook everything. I love Mediterranean cooking, I love Asian cooking. I do lots of
I have been keeping myself fit. I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.David Ginola Mediterranean's Sayings By David Ginola: I have been keeping myself fit. I am going on holiday next week in the
The Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990, spanned four World Cups. It would have been a more symmetrical five had the Lebanese begun in 1974, but you know, we're Mediterranean, and timing isn't our forte.Rabih Alameddine Mediterranean's Sayings By Rabih Alameddine: The Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990, spanned four World Cups. It would have been a more
My thesis is that the language of poetic myth anciently current in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe was a magical language bound up with popular religious ceremonies in honour of the Moon-goddess, or Muse,Robert Graves Mediterranean's Sayings By Robert Graves: My thesis is that the language of poetic myth anciently current in the Mediterranean and
Because we're all rainbow-colored inside, each of us a different arrangement, of course. The kiss just makes all the colors more concentrated, so intense they can be hard to look at. Or feel, rather. Like a Mediterranean sunset.Tess Callahan Mediterranean's Sayings By Tess Callahan: Because we're all rainbow-colored inside, each of us a different arrangement, of course. The kiss
Isolation filled with loud silence is a writer's paradise. I wonder how far north toward the Mediterranean must I travel to get there.Terry A. O'Neal Mediterranean's Sayings By Terry A. O'Neal: Isolation filled with loud silence is a writer's paradise. I wonder how far north toward
He studied me with his predator's gaze, assessing me from head to toe. I studied him back. He didn't just occupy space; he saturated it. The room had been full of books before, now it was full of him. About thirty, six foot two or three, he had dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes. His features were strong, chiseled. I couldn't pinpoint his nationality any more than I could his accent; some kind of European crossed with Old World Mediterranean or maybe an ancestor with dark Gypsy blood. He wore an elegant, dark gray Italian suit, a crisp white shirt, and a muted patterned tie. He wasn't handsome. That was too calm a word. He was intensely masculine. He was sexual. He attracted. There was an omnipresent carnality about him, in his dark eyes, in his full mouth, in the way he stood. He was the kind of man I wouldn't flirt with in a million years.Karen Marie Moning Mediterranean's Sayings By Karen Marie Moning: He studied me with his predator's gaze, assessing me from head to toe. I studied
In the spring of 1931, West African natives in the Cameroons sent New York $3.77 for relief for the "starving"; that fall Amtorgs's new York office received 100,000 applications for job in Soviet Russia. On a single weekend in April, 1932, the 'Ile de france' and other transatlantic liner carried nearly 4,000 workingmen back to Europe; in June, 500 Rhode Island aliens departed for Mediterranean ports.William E. Leuchtenburg Mediterranean's Sayings By William E. Leuchtenburg: In the spring of 1931, West African natives in the Cameroons sent New York $3.77
Our basic aim is to liberate the land from the Mediterranean Seas to the Jordan River. We are not concerned with what took place in June 1967 or in eliminating the consequences of the June war. The Palestinian revolution's basic concern is the uprooting of the Zionist entity from our land and liberating it.Yasser Arafat Mediterranean's Sayings By Yasser Arafat: Our basic aim is to liberate the land from the Mediterranean Seas to the Jordan
He descended and came to a small basin of sea enclosed by the cliffs. Troy's nature freshened within him; he thought he would rest and bathe here before going farther. He undressed and plunged in. Inside the cove the water was uninteresting to a swimmer, being smooth as a pond, and to get a little of the ocean swell, Troy presently swam between the two projecting spurs of rock which formed the pillars of Hercules to this miniature Mediterranean. Unfortunately for Troy a current unknown to him existed outside, which, unimportant to craft of any burden, was awkward for a swimmer who might be taken in it unawares. Troy found himself carried to the left and then round in a swoop out to sea.Thomas Hardy Mediterranean's Sayings By Thomas Hardy: He descended and came to a small basin of sea enclosed by the cliffs. Troy's
'The Black Prism' is a story of emperors and prisoners and magic set in a Mediterranean, 1600-esque world. It's a fantasy story; it's fast and fun and inventive.Brent Weeks Mediterranean's Sayings By Brent Weeks: 'The Black Prism' is a story of emperors and prisoners and magic set in a
Yes, there were good memories, too, thirty-seven years of good and bad. Quarrels and reconciliations. Eight cradles and too many gravestones and Rosamund Clifford and power that rivalled Caesar's, an empire that stretched from the Scots border to the Mediterranean Sea.Sharon Kay Penman Mediterranean's Sayings By Sharon Kay Penman: Yes, there were good memories, too, thirty-seven years of good and bad. Quarrels and reconciliations.
Had his room been facing west he would have noted the sparkling twenty-five-mile vista to the sea which looks almost like the Mediterranean. He would have noted how the streets of L.A. undulate over short hills as though a finger is poking the landscape from underneath. How laid over this crosshatch are streets meandering on the diagonal creating a multitude of ways to get from one place to another by traveling along the hypotenuse. These are the avenues of the tryst which enable Acting Student A to travel the eighteen miles across town to Acting Student B's garage apartment in nine minutes flat after a hot-blooded phone call at midnight. Had he been facing seaward on a balcony overlooking the city the writer might have heard drifting out of a tiny apartment window the optimistic voice of a shower singer imbued with the conviction that this is a place where it is possible to be happy.Steve Martin Mediterranean's Sayings By Steve Martin: Had his room been facing west he would have noted the sparkling twenty-five-mile vista to
In English and Arabic. Clearly, even personal shoppers had him pegged as a complete geek. The shopper also managed to find some supplies for our magic bags - blocks of wax, twine, even some papyrus and ink - though I doubt Bes explained to her what they were for. After she left, Bes, Carter and I ordered more food from room service. We sat on the deck and watched the afternoon go by. The breeze from the Mediterranean was cool and pleasant. Modern Alexandria stretched out to our left - an odd mix of gleaming high-rises, shabby, crumbling buildings, and ancient ruins. The shoreline highway was dotted with palm trees and crowded with every sort of vehicle from BMWs to donkeys. From our penthouse suite, it all seemed a bit unreal - the raw energy of the city, the bustle and congestion below - while we sat on our veranda in the sky eating fresh fruit and the last melting bits of Lenin's head.Rick Riordan Mediterranean's Sayings By Rick Riordan: In English and Arabic. Clearly, even personal shoppers had him pegged as a complete geek.
In each restaurant, I develop a different culinary sensibility. In Paris, I'm more classic, because that's what customers like. In Monaco, it's classic Mediterranean haute cuisine. In London, it's a contemporary French restaurant that I've developed with a U.K. influence and my French know-how.Alain Ducasse Mediterranean's Sayings By Alain Ducasse: In each restaurant, I develop a different culinary sensibility. In Paris, I'm more classic, because
Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd by the coil of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice isle in Baiae's bay, And saw in sleep old palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense faints picturing them.Percy Bysshe Shelley Mediterranean's Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd
As the invasion fleet sailed east across the Mediterranean, Napoleon would lie in bed reading and dictating to Bourrienne. His principal reading was from the Koran. Like Alexander the Great before him, he intended to absorb the religion of the people over whom he would rule. He insisted that, if necessary, he himself was willing to become a Muslim - an intention that, at least initially, he would show every sign of wishing to fulfill. However, it should also be noted that in Napoleon's shipboard library the Koran was shelved under "Politics." At the same time, he also busied himself with dictating his "proclamation" to the Egyptian people.Paul Strathern Mediterranean's Sayings By Paul Strathern: As the invasion fleet sailed east across the Mediterranean, Napoleon would lie in bed reading
Jem tugged the floral curtains open just above Mum's bed. She stretched and said, "Oh!" because there is something especially cosy about pulling open floral curtains in your camper van and finding the Mediterranean Sea shining hundreds of feet below you and seabirds twirling all around you. Especially if the kettle has just boiled.Frank Cottrell Boyce Mediterranean's Sayings By Frank Cottrell Boyce: Jem tugged the floral curtains open just above Mum's bed. She stretched and said, "Oh!"
I used to live with two other guys. We used to cook two things. The first one was called 'cheese ... thing' and that was where you get something and you melt cheese over it and the first one to guess what it is doesn't have to wash up. That's obviously quite Mediterranean; the other one was less complex. It was just called 'cheese fantasy.' That's where you come in, very drunk, at about five in the morning and find an apple and just pretend there's some cheese on it.Dylan Moran Mediterranean's Sayings By Dylan Moran: I used to live with two other guys. We used to cook two things. The
I dont know whether you've ever looked into a miner's eyes for any length of time, that is. Because it is the loveliest blue you've ever seen. I think perhaps that's why I live in Ibiza, because the blue of the Mediterranean, you see, reminds me of the blue of the eyes of those Doncaster miners.Alan Bennett Mediterranean's Sayings By Alan Bennett: I dont know whether you've ever looked into a miner's eyes for any length of
Knowing that Tom had a lot of connections in the television industry, I took the opportunity to pitch my sitcom idea to him that I had floating around in my head for years. According to Tom's frank assessment, a comedy about an Eastern Mediterranean peasant flying to America to live with his distant cousin and getting into crazy hijinks was a terrible idea.Stuart McPhee Mediterranean's Sayings By Stuart McPhee: Knowing that Tom had a lot of connections in the television industry, I took the
Two of the most nutritious plants in the world - lamb's quarters and purslane - are weeds, and some of the healthiest traditional diets, like the Mediterranean, make frequent use of wild greens.Michael Pollan Mediterranean's Sayings By Michael Pollan: Two of the most nutritious plants in the world - lamb's quarters and purslane -
Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries; language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering match held to a frosted pane, the warm wet, trusting touch of a leaking nappy, the hulk of a charred Panzer, the underside of a granite boulder, the first downy growth on the upper lip of a Mediterranean girl, cobwebs long since overrun by an old Wellington boot.Stephen Fry Mediterranean's Sayings By Stephen Fry: Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is
It was cold in the street and I crossed to the lighted blaze of shops in Rue Fuad. In a grocer's window I saw a small tin of olives with the name Orvieto on it, and overcome by a sudden longing to be on the right side of the Mediterranean, entered the shop: bought it: had it opened there and then: and sitting down at a marble table in that gruesome light I began to eat Italy, its dark scorched flesh, hand-modelled spring soil, dedicated vines. I felt that Melissa would never understand this. I should have to pretend I had lost the money. I did not see at first the great car which she had abandoned in the street with its engine running. She came into the shop with swift and resolute suddenness and said, with the air of authority that Lesbians, or women with money, assume with the obviously indigent: 'What did you mean by your remark about the antinomian nature of irony?' - or some such sally which I have forgotten.Lawrence Durrell Mediterranean's Sayings By Lawrence Durrell: It was cold in the street and I crossed to the lighted blaze of shops
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.Vincent Van Gogh Mediterranean's Sayings By Vincent Van Gogh: The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if
This effort notwithstanding, however, certain British institutions were not be trifled with: "Sent hands to tea at 3:30 with Indefatigable to go to tea after us," Kennedy recorded in his action report. By 3:45 p.m., Goeben and Breslau were pulling away into a misty haze; at 4:00, Goeben was only just in sight against the horizon. Dublin held on, but at 7:37 p.m. the light cruiser signaled, "Goeben out of sight now, can only see smoke; still daylight." By nine o'clock, the smoke had disappeared, daylight was gone, and Goeben and Breslau had vanished. At 9:52 p.m., on Milne's instructions, Dublin gave up the chase. At 1:15 a.m., a signal from Malta informed the Mediterranean Fleet that war had begun.Robert K. Massie Mediterranean's Sayings By Robert K. Massie: This effort notwithstanding, however, certain British institutions were not be trifled with: "Sent hands to
The chorus-ending from Aristophanes, raised every night from every ditch that drains into the Mediterranean, hoarse and primeval as the raven's croak, is one of the grandest tunes to walk by. Or on a night in May, one can walk through the too rare Italian forests for an hour on end and never be out of hearing of the nightingale's song.G. M. Trevelyan Mediterranean's Sayings By G. M. Trevelyan: The chorus-ending from Aristophanes, raised every night from every ditch that drains into the Mediterranean,
If it's art or literature you're interested in, I suggest you read the Greeks. Pure art exists only in slave-owning societies. The Greeks had slaves to till their fields, prepare their meals, and row their galleys while they lay about on sun-splashed Mediterranean beaches, composing poems and grappling with mathematical equations. That's what art is. If you're the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o'clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That's who I am.Haruki Murakami Mediterranean's Sayings By Haruki Murakami: If it's art or literature you're interested in, I suggest you read the Greeks. Pure
I spend a lot of time in L.A., and when it rains there you get the entire rainfall for the year in two days, raindrops the size of mangoes. And in Barcelona, the Mediterranean storms come up from the sea, thunder and lightning; it's like the end of the world.Carlos Ruiz Zafon Mediterranean's Sayings By Carlos Ruiz Zafon: I spend a lot of time in L.A., and when it rains there you get
I have gained very great inspiration from the Cornish land- and seascape, the horizontal line of the sea and the quality of light and colour which reminds me of the Mediterranean light and colour which so excites one's sense of form; and first and last there is the human figure which in the country becomes a free and moving part of a greater whole. This relationship between figure and landscape is vitally important to me. I cannot feel it in a city.Barbara Hepworth Mediterranean's Sayings By Barbara Hepworth: I have gained very great inspiration from the Cornish land- and seascape, the horizontal line
Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China.Kenneth Scott Latourette Mediterranean's Sayings By Kenneth Scott Latourette: Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of
You could look at the work of any Dutch master for an idea of the morning light we cycle through. There is a white cleanness to it, a rinsed quality. It's a sober light, without, for example, any of the orange particulate glow you get from the Mediterranean sun.Russell Shorto Mediterranean's Sayings By Russell Shorto: You could look at the work of any Dutch master for an idea of the
You know, this is really a way of cooking. It's not my way. I'm deeply influenced by the Mediterranean way of being. I've spent a lot of time there. And I've sort of translated it; I've tried to make it available to people in this country to whom it might not be familiar.Sally Schneider Mediterranean's Sayings By Sally Schneider: You know, this is really a way of cooking. It's not my way. I'm deeply