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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell
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“I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
“...books everywhere piled up in heaps, the rare companions of a solitude not self-imposed but sought.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
“But that is what islands are for; they are places where different destinies can meet and intersect in the full isolation of time.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
“Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will - whatever we may think. They flower spontaneously out of the demands of our natures - and the best of them lead us not only outwards in space, but inwards as well. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection....”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
“Two things spread quickly: gossip and a forest fire”—Cypriot proverb.) I”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island
“if you intend to try and work, not to sit under the Tree of Idleness.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island
“... history - the lamp which illumines national character...”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
“The cousin was made of different stuff; his biting air of laziness and superiority made one want to kick him.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island
“this wonder of an Englishman who spoke indifferent but comprehensible Greek.… Before we parted he drew a”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island
“Conversely the British saw a one-dimensional figure in the Cypriot; they did not realize how richly the landscape was stocked with the very sort of characters who rejoice the English heart in a small country town—the rogue, the drunkard, the singer, the incorrigible.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island
“Perhaps language was the key—it was hard to say. Certainly I was astonished to find how few Cypriots knew good English, and how few Englishmen the dozen words of Greek which cement friendships and lighten the burdens of everyday life.”
Lawrence Durrell, Bitter Lemons of Cyprus: Life on a Mediterranean Island