The Odyssey By Homer Famous Quotes & Sayings

28 The Odyssey By Homer Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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He knew how to say many false things that were like true sayings.Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: He knew how to say many false things that were like true sayings.
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, as it pleases him, for he can do all things.Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, as it pleases him, for he can
But sing no more this bitter tale that wears my heart awayHomer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: But sing no more this bitter tale that wears my heart away
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 The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Robert Fitzgerald: I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I
Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever.Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for
I fancied my luck to be witnessing yet another full moon. True, I'd seen hundreds of full moons in my life, but they were not limitless. When one starts thinking of the full moon as a common sight that will come again to one's eyes ad-infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished. 'This may be my last moon,' I sighed, feeling a sudden sweep of sorrow; and went back to reading more of The Odyssey.Roman Payne The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Roman Payne: I fancied my luck to be witnessing yet another full moon. True, I'd seen hundreds
When Homer composed the Iliad and Odyssey, he was drawing on centuries of history and folklore handed down by oral tradition. When Nicolas Poussin painted The Rape of the Sabine Women, he was re-creating Roman history. When Marcel Proust dipped his petites madeleines into his tea, the taste and aroma set off a flood of memories and emotions from which modern literature has still not recovered.Twyla Tharp The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Twyla Tharp: When Homer composed the Iliad and Odyssey, he was drawing on centuries of history and
Down the dank mouldering paths and past the Ocean's streams they went
and past the White Rock and the Sun's Western Gates and past
the Land of Dreams, and soon they reached the fields of asphodel
where the dead, the burnt-out wraiths of mortals make their home
Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Down the dank mouldering paths and past the Ocean's streams they wentand past the White
There are no moral or intellectual merits. Homer composed the Odyssey; if we postulate an infinite period of time, with infinite circumstances and changes, the impossible thing is not to compose the Odyssey, at least once.Jorge Luis Borges The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: There are no moral or intellectual merits. Homer composed the Odyssey; if we postulate an
He turned toward the bookshelf, his back to her, saying nothing. He held out one hand and she gave him the Eliot to shelve. His voice was rough. "'Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.'"
Caroline stepped back into her heels. "I always thought she stole that line from Homer. He was all about the 'winged words' in the Odyssey, and then Eliot comes along with that line and everyone falls all over it."
Brooks seemed to be examining the shelf again. "I thought you liked George Eliot."
"I do. I think she was brilliant. But what does that line mean, anyway? Is it about influence? Writing? Distance?" She shrugged, wishing he would step away from the books and turn around.
"Maybe it means that sometimes what we say doesn't come across the way we mean it to." He finally turned, his lips tilted up a bit at the corners. "I always liked 'nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.' I think that's the perfect Eliot quote for the moment we head off to a garden party.
Mary Jane Hathaway The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Mary Jane Hathaway: He turned toward the bookshelf, his back to her, saying nothing. He held out one
Goddess of song, teach me the story
of a hero.
Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Goddess of song, teach me the storyof a hero.
Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways,
who was driven far journeys
Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways,who was driven far journeys
Mistress; please: are you divine, or mortal?Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Mistress; please: are you divine, or mortal?
Tell me, O Muse, of the man of many devicesHomer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Tell me, O Muse, of the man of many devices
It is generally understood that a modern-day book may honorably be based upon an older one, especially since, as Dr. Johnson observed, no man likes owing anything to his contemporaries. The repeated but irrelevant points of congruence between Joyce's Ulysses and Homer's Odyssey continue to attract (though I shall never understand why) the dazzled admiration of critics.Jorge Luis Borges The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: It is generally understood that a modern-day book may honorably be based upon an older
There are 201 words in the Iliad and the Odyssey that occur only once in Homer and never again in the whole of Greek literature.Adam Nicolson The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Adam Nicolson: There are 201 words in the Iliad and the Odyssey that occur only once in
When I was nine, I started reading Homer. I would get up at four o'clock in the morning, before I had to go to school, in third or fourth grade, and, for several hours, I would read 'The Iliad' or 'The Odyssey.'Franz Wright The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Franz Wright: When I was nine, I started reading Homer. I would get up at four o'clock
No ancient story, not even Homer's Iliad or Odyssey, has remained as popular through the course of time. The story of Rama appears as old as civilization and has a fresh appeal for every generation.David Frawley The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By David Frawley: No ancient story, not even Homer's Iliad or Odyssey, has remained as popular through the
No encounter occured that day, and I was glad of it; I took out of my pocket a little Homer I had not opened since leaving Marseilles, reread three lines of the Odyssey, learned them by heart; then, finding sufficient sustenance in their rhythm and reveling in them at leisure, I closed the book and remained, trembling, more alive than I had thought possible, my mind numb with happiness.Andre Gide The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Andre Gide: No encounter occured that day, and I was glad of it; I took out of
I suppose I'd have to say that my favourite author is Homer. After Homer's Ilaid, I'd name The Odyssey, and then I'd mention a number of plays of Euripides.William Golding The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By William Golding: I suppose I'd have to say that my favourite author is Homer. After Homer's Ilaid,
But you, Achilles,/ There is not a man in the world more blest than you--/ There never has been, never will be one./ Time was, when you were alive, we Argives/ honored you as a god, and now down here, I see/ You Lord it over the dead in all your power./ So grieve no more at dying, great Achilles.'

I reassured the ghost, but he broke out protesting,/ 'No winning words about death to me, shining Odysseus!/ By god, I'd rather slave on earth for another man--/ Some dirt-poor tenant farmer who scrapes to keep alive - than rule down here over all the breathless dead.
Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: But you, Achilles,/ There is not a man in the world more blest than you--/
And what if one of the gods does wreck me out on the wine-dark sea? I have a heart that is inured to suffering and I shall steel it to endure that too. For in my day I have had many bitter and painful experiences in war and on the stormy seas. So let this new disaster come. It only makes one more.Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: And what if one of the gods does wreck me out on the wine-dark sea?
The Odyssey was written by Homer, or another Greek of the same name.Oscar Wilde The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Oscar Wilde: The Odyssey was written by Homer, or another Greek of the same name.
Upon my word, just see how mortal men always put the blame on us gods! We are the source of evil, so they say - when they have only their own madness to think if their miseries are worse than they ought to be.Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: Upon my word, just see how mortal men always put the blame on us gods!
I long to reach my home and see the day of my return. It is my never-failing wish.' Homer, The OdysseyAndy Miller The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Andy Miller: I long to reach my home and see the day of my return. It is
Up until relatively recently, creating original characters from scratch wasn't a major part of an author's job description. When Virgil wrote The Aeneid, he didn't invent Aeneas; Aeneas was a minor character in Homer's Odyssey whose unauthorized further adventures Virgil decided to chronicle. Shakespeare didn't invent Hamlet and King Lear; he plucked them from historical and literary sources. Writers weren't the originators of the stories they told; they were just the temporary curators of them. Real creation was something the gods did.
All that has changed. Today the way we think of creativity is dominated by Romantic notions of individual genius and originality, and late-capitalist concepts of intellectual property, under which artists are businesspeople whose creations are the commodities they have for sale.
Lev Grossman The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Lev Grossman: Up until relatively recently, creating original characters from scratch wasn't a major part of an
In this night too, in this night of his mortal eyes into which he was now descending, love and danger were again waiting ...
a murmur of glory and hexameters, of men defending a temple the gods will not save, and of black vessels searching the sea for a beloved isle;
the murmor of the Odysseys and Iliads it was his destiny to sing and leave echoing concavely in the memory of man.
These things we know, but not those he felt descending into the last shade of all.
Jorge Luis Borges The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: In this night too, in this night of his mortal eyes into which he was
And when long years and seasons wheeling brought around that point of time ordained for him to make his passage homeward, trials and dangers, even so, attended him even in Ithaca, near those he loved.Homer The Odyssey By Homer Sayings By Homer: And when long years and seasons wheeling brought around that point of time ordained for