quote by Odysseas Elytis

If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her.

— Odysseas Elytis

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The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.

I never was a person who wanted a handout.

I was a cafeteria worker. I'm not too proud to ask the Best Western manager to give me a job. I have cleaned homes.

We need better coordination on the international side, just as they need better and more effective efforts on the Somali side. We have too many reconstruction and development assistance plans.

Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction;

the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.


Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction;

the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.

I am interested in reconstructing symbols.

It's about connecting with an older knowledge and trying to discover continuities in why we search for heaven.

And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker.

The third point is that for some time the UN has been talking about helping Afghanistan in the reconstruction of the country but there has never been any real commitment by the international community to provide resources for that.

I always see these landscapes in my dreams, and feel happy.

I desperately try to transform these dreams into artwork, so that even while napping, I construct and reconstruct various images.


We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world.

Being in this business for as long as I've been in it, it's sort of like living in a town or a city before the war and then after the war and then during the reconstruction and then during the time that it sprawls out to the malls.

While Financier George Soros was investing money in Kosovo's reconstruction, the George Soros Foundation for an Open Society had opened a branch office in Pristina establishing the Kosovo Foundation for an Open Society (KFOS) as part of the Soros' network of "non-profit foundations" in the Balkans.

The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals, a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed, one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution, which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.

We dont think that we are in a quarrel with anybody.

We may have a difference of opinion, but well not allow such differences of opinion to grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing the country and regaining the democratic path.


At bottom, textual criticism for virtually all other ancient literature relies on creative conjectures, or imaginative guesses, at reconstructing the wording of the original. Not so with the New Testament.

I did have reconstructive plastic surgery and a tummy tuck.

And from hip to hip, there's a very big scar. It looks better than it did... So I say, if you don't like that skin, have it removed. This is my advice: if you're gonna do it - just go for it.

The task of universal pragmatics is to identify and reconstruct universal conditions of possible mutual understanding.

To go out in a gondola at night is to reconstruct in one's imagination the true Venice, the Venice of the past alive with romance, elopements, abductions, revenged passions, intrigues, adulteries, denouncements, unaccountable deaths, gambling, lute playing and singing.

Most of our oldest memories are the product of repeated rehearsal and reconstruction.


Souls reconstructed with faith transform agony into peace.

Since historical reconstruction is a rational process, only justified and indeed possible if it involves the human reason, what we call history is the mess we call life reduced to some order. pattern and possibly purpose.

Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species.

I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs.

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population.

He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.


If it's true that men today value their lives outside of work as much as women do--and research proves it is--then they have to join women's fight to reconstruct the way we work and create a new, broader definition of success.

Anti-Semitism is the unifying element of the reconstruction of Germany.

I loved playing the part of the feisty Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker

Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

Oh see, first off you gotta realize - everything for me is a reconstruction or deconstruction. I would actually say deconstruction. Mission: Impossible would be the exception. That would be a reconstruction- deconstruction.


There are moments when I can wander through my childhood's landscape, through rooms long ago, remember how they were furnished, where the pictures hung on the walls, the way the light fell. It's like a film - little scraps of a film, which I set running and which I can reconstruct to the last detail - except their smell.

I'm talking to you and it's basically a direct communication, whereas if I'm writing a letter to you and you read the letter, there are like 12 extra deconstruction and reconstruction steps in the communication.

Further, Japan is the second largest donor in Iraq after the United States, with over $5 billion dollars for humanitarian, infrastructure and reconstruction projects.

Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.

We are always remaking history. Our memory is always an interpretive reconstruction of the past, so is perspective.

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