Zorba lived life to the hilt long before the advent of political correctness. He wouldn’t have had much time for it even if he had lived to see it.
But this comment made me laugh, particularly the relegation of chamomile tea to the unpleasant aspects of life. I grew 150 chamomile plants from seed and spent hours harvesting their flowers – Zorba would run a mile.
None of which prevents my promoting him as a candidate for a Nuannaarpoq award.
“Have you noticed, boss, everything good in this world is an invention of the devil? Pretty women, spring, roast suckling, wine – the devil made them all! God made monks, fasting, chamomile-tea and ugly women…”
Source: Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis, trans. Carl Wildman, Faber & Faber, p. 230
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