Alexis Zorba: Why do the young die? Why does anybody die? Tell me.
Basil: I don’t know.
Alexis: What’s the use of all your damn books? If they don’t tell you that, what the hell do they tell you?
Basil: They tell me about the agony of men who can’t answer questions like yours.
Alexis: I spit on this agony!
From Zorba the Greek (1964), screenplay written by Mihalis Kakogiannis based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.