Homer Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

Odyssey | Summary, Characters, & Facts | Britannica

The Illiad and The Odyssey are some of the oldest fictional books of all time. Being one that inspired ancient Greek literature, he has inspired me to write an epic poem of my own Infinity Plus One. In the stoic age, he took the risks in writing a commentary of that time. Much like Socrates who questioned Democracy, the blind bard from Ionia accomplished his own masterpieces.

  • The Odyssey of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.” ― Homer, The Iliad
  • “Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.” ― Homer, The Iliad
  • “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” ― Homer, The Iliad
  • “For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • I have seen worse sights than this.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.” ― Homer, The Iliad
  • “Even a fool learns something once it hits him.” ― Homer, Iliad
  • “Like the generations of leaves, the lives of mortal men. Now the wind scatters the old leaves across the earth, now the living timber bursts with the new buds and spring comes round again. And so with men: as one generation comes to life, another dies away.” ― Homer, The Iliad
  • “Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you – it’s born with us the day that we are born.” ― Homer, The Iliad
  • “Ah how shameless – the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone they say come all their miseries yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “I didn’t lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!” ― Homer
  • The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “Each man delights in the work that suits him best.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • “…like that star of the waning summer who beyond all stars rises bathed in the ocean stream to glitter in brilliance.” ― Homer, The Odyssey
  • And empty words are evil.”― Homer, The Odyssey

Poetic genius is the best label for the entire tradition he brought forth either as a solo or a mass collaboration debated by critics. Still, there are thousands of more people in history that need to be honoured. More than the Greeks tell a bigger picture about the past and how to interpret it. The dear reader should keep searching as well, it is a responsibility to those who consistently post content out in the public.


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