Homer's 'Odyssey' Quotations

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"a man of many...
...twists and turns"
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"daring feats of...
...dauntless Odysseus"
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"supurb runner and an...
...excellent fighter"
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"I myself will go to Ithaca to...
...instill more courage into Odysseus' son"
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"what a lamentable thing it is that men should blame the gods and regard us as the source of their troubles...
...when it their own transgressions which bring them suffering"
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"it is for Odysseus that my heart is wrung...
...the wise and unlucky Odysseus"
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"they're eating me out of house and home...
...and very soon they will destroy me too"
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"how disgraceful...you need him to...
...lay his hands on this dissolute mob"
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"Telemachus, busy with...
...his own thoughts"
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"as he spoke his passion rose; and at the end...
...he burst into tears and flung his staff on the ground"
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"we Suitors plead 'Not guilty'. It is your...
...own mother, the incomparable schemer"
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"Zeus the thunderer urged two eagles into flight from the mountain top...
...glancing down at the faces of the crowd with looks foreboding death"
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"sewing seeds of a bloody doom...
...for the Suitors one and all"
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"the old woman swore by all the gods...
...that she would keep his secret"
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"how am I to go up to him...
...how shall I greet him?"
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"as soon as they caught sight of the strangers they...
...took them by the hand and invited them to join them"
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"Telemachus, inspired...
...by Athene"
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"if ever a man was born to suffer...
...it was he"
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"I cannot help looking at you in awe. You talk exactly as he did...
...and I could have sworn no man could resemble him so in speech"
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"Odysseus, that wise...
...and subtle king"
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"there is no chance that you will ever be a coward or weakling when...
...you already haave your guardian Gods at your side"
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"at Troy it was Odysseus who strove the hardest...
...and achieved the most"
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"after you've dinned we shall...
...enquire who you are"
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"Odysseus' feet were just the same...
...and so were his hands"
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"a man of...
...such endurance"
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"How disgraceful! So the cowards want to...
...creep into the brave man's bed?"
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"the Suitors are planning a far greater and shocking crime...
...they are all set now on assassinating Telemachus"
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"doubts and fears chased through her mind as they do through a lion's...
...when he finds himself surrounded by the beaters"
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"my noble lion...
...hearted husband"
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"a child like him...
...untrained for action or debate"
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"look at Odysseus...
...that admirable king"
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"He is left to languish in misery in the island home...
...of the nymph Calypso who keeps him captive there"
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"The long enduring Odysseus...
...must now set out for home"
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"the divine Calypso seated Hermes...
...on a brightly polished chair"
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"Zeus bids you to...
...send him off without delay"
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"I am ready with all...
...my heart to help you leave"
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"I know too well that my wise Penelope's looks and stature are...
...insignificant compared with yours"
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"I long to reach my home and...
...see the day of my return"
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"I mean him to have a bellyful...
...of trouble yet"
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"With that he marshalled the clouds and...
...srirred up the sea"
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"Now do exactly as I say...
...like the sensible man you seem to be"
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"At this point Athene...
...decided to intervene"
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"the noble...
...long-suffering Odysseus"
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"Hostile and uncivillised savages...
...or kindly and god-fearing people?"
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"his address was both courteous...
...and full of subtlety"
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"your manners show that you are...
...not a bad man or a fool"
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"an unfortunate supplient has the...
...right to expect from those he meets"
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"the great...
...hearted Alcinous"
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"Odysseus' heart was melting with grief...
...and his cheeks were wet with tears"
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"Did you meet hostile tribes with no sense of right and wrong...
...or did you fall in with hospitable and god-fearing people?"
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"Odysseus, the man...
...of many resources"
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"the whole world talks of my strategems...
...and my fame has reached the heavens"
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"a man's fatherland and his parents are...
...what he holds sweetest"
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"agressive savages with no sense of right or wrong...
...or hospitable and god-fearing people"
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"I was not to be persuaded...
...I wished to see the owner of the cave"
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"We Cyclopes care nothing for Zeus...
...nor for the rest of his blessed gods"
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"he could not outwit someone with...
...my knowledge of the world"
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"I laughed to myself at the way in which my...
...cunning notion of a false name had taken them in"
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"tell him you eye was put out by Odysseus, sacker of cities...
...son of Laertes who lives in Ithaca"
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"I debated within myself whether to jump overboard and drown...
...or stay among the living and quietly endure"
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"What a...
...captain we have"
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"it is not right for me to entertain and equip a man...
...who is destested by the blessed Gods"
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"into this dish she introduced a noxious drug to...
... make the the lose all memory of their native land"
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"What possesses you to stay on here?...
...It is time you thought of Ithaca"
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"my eyes filled with tears when I saw her there...yet...
...I would not allow her to approach the blood first"
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"it is true that you will take revenge on these men...
...for their misdeeds when you reach home"
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"her eyes are never free from tears as...
...the slow nights and days pass sorrowfully by"
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"Pallas Athene had thrown...
...a mist over the place"
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"Are they some brutal tribe of uncivilized savages...
...or a kindly and god-fearing people?"
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"Anyone who met you, even a God, would have to be a...
...consummate trickster to pass you in subterfuge"
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"I will indeed...
...stand at your side"
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"I am going to change...
...you beyond recognition"
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"It is not right for me to turn...
...away a stranger"
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"strangers and beggars all...
...come in Zeus' name"
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"I still call him...
...my beloved master"
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"I had thought he would become as good a man...
...in the world as his father"
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"So you are back Telemachus...
...light of my eyes!"
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"It is difficult for a man to do anything single-handed...
...against a crowd, however strong he may be"
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"It is easy for the Gods in heaven to...
...glorify or debase a man"
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"but Telemachus could not accept that...
...it was his father"
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"Antinous, you're an arrogant...
...and evil schemer"
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"Argus the hound...
...directly... became aware of Odysseus' pressence"
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"Antinous, you may be nobley born...
...but there's nothing noble about your speech"
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"and picking up a stool...
...he threw it and struck Odysseus"
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"Antinous, you did wrong to strike the wretched vagrant...
...You're a dommed man"
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"I hate the whole gang for the wicked plots they hatch...
...but Antinous especially is like a black spirit of destruction"
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"Antinous burst out with...
...a tirade of abuse"
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"Yet what I see here are Suitors plotting these outrages...
...wasting a man's property, and treating his wife with disrespect"
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"Amphinomus went back through the hall ith a heavy heart...
...shaking his head for he was filled with a foreboding of disaster"
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"Melantho now renewed...
...her abuse of Odysseus"
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"Odysseus' descriptions made Penelope even more disposed to weep...
...recognising...the infallible signs that he had disclosed"
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"He should approach his own native land...
...openly or in disguise"
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"So he is safe and will soon be back...
...indeed he is very close"
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"no-one that I have seen...
...has reminded me so strongly of Odysseus"
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"Listen to this dream of mine...
...and interpret it"
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"you have heard from Odysseus himself that...
...he will make it come true"
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"she wept...
...for Odysseus"
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"it dawned upon the fools that...
...the fate of all of them was sealed"
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"you fleeced my household; you ***** my maids...
...you courted my wife behind my back"
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"Antinous...the...
...prime mover in these misdeeds"
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"like a lion when he comes from feeding...
...on some father's bullock"
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"These men fell victim to...
...the will of the Gods"
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"They pain respect to no one...
...one earth who came near them"
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"her knees began to tremble and her heart melted...
...as she realised that he had given her infallible proof"
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"This was her way of...
...putting her husband to the test"
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"upon reflection he thought it better to...
...start by testing him"
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...dauntless Odysseus"

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...excellent fighter"

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...instill more courage into Odysseus' son"

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...when it their own transgressions which bring them suffering"

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