Top 113 Quotes & Sayings by Albanian Authors

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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
My shareholders expect me to make the most profit. That's the ugly, dirty truth.
The founding father of Albanian literature is the nineteenth-century writer Naim Frasheri. Without having the greatness of Dante or Shakespeare, he is nonetheless the founder, the emblematic character. He wrote long epic poems, as well as lyrical poetry, to awaken the national consciousness of Albania.
We have gone through everything as a nation - partition, dictatorship, and even anarchy. — © Fatos Nano
We have gone through everything as a nation - partition, dictatorship, and even anarchy.
Compromise in colors is grey.
All sorts of artillery installations, rockets and tank units that are firing on civilians in Kosovo should be neutralized. If that means air strikes, then NATO should carry out air strikes.
Politics has come to resemble a cynical team game played by politicians, while the public has been pushed aside as if sitting on the seats of a stadium in which passion for politics is gradually making room for blindness and desperation.
If we didn't have the Albanian entrepreneurial spirit and financial support from the diaspora, this stupid political class would have destroyed the country by now.
Albania does not feel alone. It is part of the Partnership for Peace structures in NATO, and it will do what it can within that.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
If you have a drug that is $100 for one course of therapy, and you know that you can charge $100,000, what should shareholders think when you say, 'I'd rather not take the heat'?
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Politics are well past logic. It's entertainment.
Everybody's doing it. In capitalism, you try to get the highest price you can for a product.
It doesn't seem like life will change very much for Martin Shkreli, basically ever.
Things can change only through strong personalities. I am not very good at supporting ignorance and mediocrity, so maybe this leads to arrogant gestures and arrogant responses. So, nobody's perfect.
We cannot deny that 80 or even 90 percent of the spiritual treasures from the past 3,000 years have come from Europe. There is no other Greek theatre anywhere else in the world. There is no other Shakespeare, Dante or Cervantes.
I have this fringe theory that I've sort of stress-tested a little bit - the more polarising and popular a case is, the more likely an acquittal. — © Martin Shkreli
I have this fringe theory that I've sort of stress-tested a little bit - the more polarising and popular a case is, the more likely an acquittal.
To rebuild this country will take a long time but we have the mandate and the people support us.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
If I manage to write something that I consider good and valuable in a particular place, that spot automatically has a special aura for me. In Albania, there are two cities where I have written the majority of my work: Gjirokaster, my home city, and Tirana.
I had an investor who said to me he'd keep his money with me as long as I didn't have a girlfriend and I didn't start combing my hair.
Dictatorship and authentic literature are incompatible... The writer is the natural enemy of dictatorship.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
Who else is putting seven figures down for unreleased rap tracks?
I'd like to focus on my life on creating new medicines for people who are suffering from rare disease.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Donald Trump is a dream for business people like me. I think Trump's going to make pharma great again.
I first came across the script for 'Macbeth' between the ages of 11 and 12; it was the first book that shook my life. Because I did not yet understand that I could simply purchase it in a bookstore, I copied much of it by hand and took it home. My childhood imagination pushed me to feel like a co-author of the play.
I entered politics from a completely different background from other people in this field, and that has helped me to see and deal with things differently.
Organising free and fair elections is more important than the result itself.
I thought for a long time about leaving Albania, but at the same time to play a role in its life.
Peace begins with a smile.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
I'm not sure I am a politician. I would say that I am still an artist, and I'm trying to use politics as an instrument for change.
My parents were immigrants and janitors.
If we follow the traditional way of thought, there will always be traditional enemies. Extremist circles from both sides will find causes to give rise to problems.
I work only in the morning from 10 to noon. I still write by hand. I interrupt my writing when I feel that I've discovered something beautiful or, on the contrary, when I feel discontent.
The laws of literary creation are unique; they don't change, and they are the same for everyone everywhere. I mean that you can tell a story that covers three hours of human life or three centuries - it comes to the same thing. Each writer who creates something authentic in a natural way instinctively also creates the technique that suits him.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Thus, neither my government nor myself, personally, are without ideals and responsibilities. — © Fatos Nano
Thus, neither my government nor myself, personally, are without ideals and responsibilities.
I am of the opinion that I am not a political writer, and, moreover, that as far as true literature is concerned, there actually are no political writers. I think that my writing is no more political than ancient Greek theatre. I would have become the writer I am in any political regime.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Albanians are a nation of freedom fighters who know something about living under oppression.
If you are a serious writer or just a normal one, in one way or another, you are writing in the service of freedom. All writers know, understand, or dream that their work will be in the service of freedom.
You know that being a public figure is instantly grounds for prosecution.
I think Trump's going to make it easier to be a drug company in America.
For 11 years, I was mayor of Tirana, our capital. We faced many challenges. Art was part of the answer, and my name, in the very beginning, was linked with two things: demolition of illegal constructions in order to get public space back, and use of colors in order to revive the hope that had been lost in my city.
Albania, Macedonia and Greece have managed to create a good partnership in the south of the Continent and are making progress in blocking the spread of the conflict. But any spillover could destroy this European-oriented partnership and create problems for the European Union countries themselves.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
When people say all politicians are the same, ask yourself if Obama was the same as Bush, if Francois Hollande is the same as Sarkozy. They are not. They are human beings with different views and different visions for the world.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home. — © Mother Teresa
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
Invariably, when people read the headline about Martin Shkreli, they hate Martin Shkreli. When they get to know Martin Shkreli, they love Martin Shkreli.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Literature led me to freedom, not the other way round.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
I strongly believe in political activity that has to do with choices - and not consensus that sometimes covers problems and doesn't resolve them.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
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