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#1. You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are our noblest symbol of excellence. They are a tribute to the democratic philosophy. They are our aspirations and our name. They are the essence of Greekness. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#2. We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could, for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality, please give them back. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#3. Much has been said and continues to be said of what little concern the Turks had for the Acropolis treasures. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#4. There are no such things as the Elgin Marbles. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#5. I want to believe in a personal god who looks after me and my loved ones and knows every sparrow that falls. But the suffering of one single child, or more likely, millions is evidence against that belief. The one question I want to ask god: how do you explain or justify the suffering of a child? - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#6. We are ready to say that we rule the entire Elgin enterprise as irrelevant to the present. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#7. Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing. In South America they throw flowers to you. In Greece Greeks throw themselves. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#8. Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#9. England and Greece are friends. English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism, and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#10. In the world over, the very name of our country is immediately associated with the Parthenon. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#11. You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something - it is true. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#12. And, of course, it must be asked: is it proper to transact with the Turks for the most reassured of Greek possessions when Greece is under Turkish invasion and subjugation? - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#13. In Greece we're too poor to go to psychiatrists
we have friends instead. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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#14. After independence was gained, one of the first Acts passed by the Greek government was for the protection and preservation of national monuments. - Author: Melina Mercouri
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