Nikos Kazantzakis (February 18, 1883 – October 26, 1957)a 20th century Greek writer and philosopher. He is well-known for his novel Zorba the Greek.

Quote from Alexis Zorba  “You have everything but one thing: madness. A man needs a little madness or else- he never dares cut the rope and be free.”

Epitaph on the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion:

Δεν ελπίζω τίποτα. Δε φοβούμαι τίποτα. Είμαι λεύτερος.

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.