65 Mediterranean Quotes On Success In Life

These Mediterranean quotes will inspire you. The Mediterranean identifies countries that have a coastline or cultural similarity or of or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea, the countries bordering it, or their inhabitants.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Mediterranean quotes, Mediterranean sayings, and Mediterranean proverbs.

Best Mediterranean Quotes

  1. “A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.” ~ C. V. Raman
  2. “I don’t have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in the little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields.” ~ Queen Latifah
  3. “The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits and vegetables while low in sodium. It is also enriched with olive oil, high in antioxidants as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.” ~ David Perlmutter
  4. “In Morocco, it’s possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time.” ~ Tahar Ben Jelloun

  5. “I’m glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight.” ~ Mercedes McCambridge
  6. “The Mediterranean is in my DNA. I’m fine inland for about a week, but then I yearn for a limitless view of the sea, for the colours and smells of the Italian and French Riviera.” ~ Alain Ducasse
  7. “In each restaurant, I develop a different culinary sensibility. In Paris, I’m more classic, because that’s what customers like. In Monaco, it’s classic Mediterranean haute cuisine. In London, it’s a contemporary French restaurant that I’ve developed with a U.K. influence and my French know-how.” ~ Alain Ducasse
  8. “Sicily is a blessed land. First, because of its geographic position in the Mediterranean. Second, for its history and all the different peoples who have settled there: Arabs, Greeks, Normans, the Swedes. That has made us different from others. We exaggerate, we overdo. We love Greek tragedy. We cry, we fight, sometimes for nothing.” ~ Marcello Giordani
  9. “I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well.” ~ Penelope Cruz

  10. “Right now I’d love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest… Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.” ~ Cat Cora
  11. “The type of cuisine I do, especially after being on ‘Iron Chef’ for several years, is a lot of global cuisine. My strength has always been Mediterranean cuisine across the board from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, but I think now I’m doing a lot of very different cuisines all the time.” ~ Cat Cora
  12. “Marseilles, Barcelona, Trieste, Istanbul – each romances the Mediterranean in its own fashion, mostly by embracing the sea in sweeping C-shaped bays that date back to antiquity.” ~ Andre Aciman
  13. “I don’t have olive skin. Nobody could tell from my skin that I’m Mediterranean. I’m quite fair, and I do burn easily.” ~ Rory Bremner

  14. “My parents are artists and they decided they would prefer to paint in the Mediterranean rather than in Scotland.” ~ David Russell
  15. “A Mediterranean city is really my culture.” ~ Zinedine Zidane
  16. “I stick to a Mediterranean diet with fresh produce and olive oil. On a normal day, my diet is divided into the three main meals. I don’t eat any other snack between meals during the day.” ~ Andrea Pirlo
  17. “I really liked the food in Japan. There is something so organized, neat, and methodical about it. They put a lot of care and quality into their cooking. I also love Mediterranean, New American, and Italian food, because the cuisines borrow influences from all over the world.” ~ Sasha Cohen , Mediterranean quotes food
  18. “Spices are very hot, very hip. I love spices. I’ve always loved the Mediterranean flavors.” ~ Todd English

  19. “I love the Mediterranean for the fact that winter is over in a minute, and the almond blossom arrives in January.” ~ Jade Jagger
  20. “Oceans are a family heritage, because of my great-great-grandfather, but also my father, who spearheaded different initiatives to better protect the Mediterranean. He was very instrumental in setting up the Pelagos Marine Sanctuary, which is a sanctuary for marine mammals between Italy, France and Monaco.” ~ Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  21. “There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  22. “I have been keeping myself fit. I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.” ~ David Ginola
  23. “I hope the people remember Dolce & Gabbana for the sensuality, for the Mediterranean sense, for our honesty to the life.” ~ Domenico Dolce

  24. “Growing up in a Mediterranean household ruined my tastebuds a little bit because my mom, my sisters, and my aunt were all great cooks, and ever since I went plant-based, I’ve been missing a little bit of that Mediterranean affection.” ~  Mena Massoud
  25. “You know, this is really a way of cooking. It’s not my way. I’m deeply influenced by the Mediterranean way of being. I’ve spent a lot of time there. And I’ve sort of translated it; I’ve tried to make it available to people in this country to whom it might not be familiar.” ~ Sally Schneider
  26. ”The Black Prism’ is a story of emperors and prisoners and magic set in a Mediterranean, 1600-esque world. It’s a fantasy story; it’s fast and fun and inventive.” ~ Brent Weeks
  27. “I am basically a folk singer because I’m coming from a part of the earth where folklore means a lot. The Mediterranean is a very old part of the world, and the more a place is old, the more there is folklore.” ~ Demis Roussos
  28. “I am irrationally irritated by those who cast the Mediterranean in a balmy, Augustan perma-glow.” ~ Bettany Hughes

  29. “The Mediterranean is always just white, white, white.” ~ Cy Twombly
  30. “Arak means ‘sweat’ in Arabic, and it is the perfect Mediterranean after-dinner drink, in my opinion.” ~ Lawrence Osborne
  31. “Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the Mediterranean’s, and so is the architecture. This center exudes a radiance, an energy. It will become a special way of life for everyone.” ~ Donald Bren
  32. “Russia’s first major intervention began in 1768, when Catherine the Great went to war with the Ottomans, and Count Alexei Orlov, the brother of her lover Grigory, sailed the Baltic fleet through the Strait of Gibraltar to rally rebellions in the Mediterranean.” ~ Simon Sebag Montefiore
  33. “I really like rustic mediterranean cooking. And I like trying out curry takeaways.” ~ Jack Dee

  34. “And, these Islamic fundamentalists, these radical terrorists, these Middle Eastern monsters are committed to destroying the Jewish nation, driving her into the Mediterranean, conquering the world.” ~ Jerry Falwell
  35. “I was a fighter pilot, flying Hurricanes all round the Mediterranean. I flew in the Western Desert of Libya, in Greece, in Syria, in Iraq and in Egypt.” ~ Roald Dahl
  36. “I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer’s sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.” ~ Robert Fitzgerald
  37. “If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face.” ~ Elizabeth Banks
  38. “I had to marry a Greek; I had to stir up the ethnic pot. Otherwise, my children would have been anemic and sickly. Now they’ve got some good Mediterranean blood in them.” ~ Alexandra Wentworth

  39. “Is France a northern European export powerhouse, or a Mediterranean indebted and dependent economy? Yes to both.” ~ Francois Hollande
  40. “We do not get to this age to be written off. Older people can act as a support system, which is what happens more in Mediterranean countries. People become much wiser as they get older and we should value that.” ~ Susan Hampshire
  41. “I cook croquetas, and I eat jamon. I keep my diet 100% Mediterranean and drink my Rioja. In that sense, I have a piece of Spain in West Hollywood.” ~ Paz Vega
  42. “I’m naturally a muscular gal with some curves, so eating a Mediterranean diet makes my body happy.” ~ Debi Mazar

  43. “Poland is different from the other so-called socialist countries. We have a different background. Poland belongs to the West, not the East. We belong to the Mediterranean, Latin culture, not to the Byzantine, which is very different and which you find in Bulgaria and even parts of Czechoslovakia and, of course, Romania.” ~ Krzysztof Penderecki
  44. “If you’ve ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.” ~ Richard Attenborough
  45. “The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity.” ~ Henri Pirenne
  46. “I spend a lot of time in L.A., and when it rains there you get the entire rainfall for the year in two days, raindrops the size of mangoes. And in Barcelona, the Mediterranean storms come up from the sea, thunder and lightning; it’s like the end of the world.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  47. “We must break up the eurozone. We must set those Mediterranean countries free.” ~ Nigel Farage

  48. “I cook everything. I love Mediterranean cooking, I love Asian cooking. I do lots of Japanese noodles.” ~ Ted Allen
  49. “The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.” ~ Christopher Dawson
  50. “You can set up whatever negotiations or structure you want, but until the Palestinians are willing to accept the fact, as the majority of Israelis do, that there should be two states between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, we won’t have peace.” ~ Chuck Schumer
  51. “I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people, this land.” ~ Hassan Nasrallah

  52. “The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.” ~ Henri Pirenne
  53. “We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew little of any real people except those to the east and south of their own country, or near the coast of the Mediterranean.” ~ Thomas Bulfinch
  54. “To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.” ~ James Henry Breasted
  55. “Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth’s surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China.” ~ Kenneth Scott Latourette
  56. “I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, for a while, about which the less said the better, and then I was in the Mediterranean, about which the more said the better.” ~Harry Mathews

  57. “I’ve never been a huge sweets eater, and I’ve always loved a Mediterranean diet. We eat a lot of dark leafy greens, and a couple meals each week are meat-free. We enjoy eating a balanced diet.” ~ Rachael Ray , Mediterranean quotes diet
  58. “Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be.” ~ Shimon Peres
  59. “Slavery in West Africa, and in Rome and in the Mediterranean, was something different than slavery in America.” ~ Edward Ball
  60. “It was the Sephardi Jews who brought fish and chips to Britain, actually, believe it or not, from the Mediterranean world. Apart from actually eating and selling fish and chips, they were kind of debt enforcers.” ~ Simon Schama
  61. “I had better cellular coverage on a ship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea than I have in many parts of Silicon Valley.” ~ Roger McNamee

  62. “One morning every spring, for exactly two minutes, Israel comes to a stop. Pedestrians stand in place, drivers pull over to the side of the road, and nobody speaks, sings, eats, or drinks as the nation pays respect to the victims of the Nazi genocide. From the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea, the only sounds one hears are sirens.” ~ Michael Specter
  63. “I believe that a lot of what we put in our bodies really can harm us. It’s been proven that people who eat Mediterranean and Japanese diets live for a very long time.” ~ Cote de Pablo
  64. “Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, sushi, I love it all. Put it on a plate, and as long as I know what it is, I will eat it.” ~ Camren Bicondova
  65. “The Mediterranean Sea with its various branches, penetrating far into the great Continent, forms the largest gulf of the ocean, and, alternately narrowed by islands or projections of the land and expanding to considerable breadth, at once separates and connects the three divisions of the Old World.” ~ Theodor Mommsen

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