Flashcards in Oedipus Quotes Deck (49):
Can stop me
Here, with me
Taunt me for
The gift of my brilliant mind
Luck, goddess who made
Man all that is good, made me. Nothing can dishonour me, ever.
Fool, you'd make a rock angry
You were born
To the whole city
How much better
To rule a city of men than be king of empty earth
But I, nobody else,
I, I raised these two hands of mine
My heart would
Be a stone if I felt no pity for these poor shattered people of mine
Children, poor helpless
My whole being
Wails and breaks for this city, for myself, for all of you
I will do
We called you king
Draped you in gold
Knows who I am: Oedipus. King.
Citizens, hear my curse again -
Give this man nothing. Let him touch nothing. ... With my own mouth I spoke these monstrous curses against myself.
Born evil? Isn't every part of me unclean?
We cause ourselves cut deepest of all
You will never marry
But grow hard and dry like wheat so far beyond harvest that the wind blows its flakes into the winter sky
Why should the
Thought of marrying your mother make you so afraid?
What raw track
Of thorns and stones, what rock, gulley or blond hill won't echo your screams?
why did you shelter me and let me live?
Not sons, not daughters
Something else, monsters
Oedipus came crashing in
He was howling, stalking up and down ... Like a bull, lurching, charging
The God of plague
Guts our city and fills the black world under us ... With the shrieks of women
Shoot into our enemy's eyes
Nothing. No one to see
No one to love, no one to speak to, no one to hear.
I would have made this body of mine a wall.
I would have heard nothing, tasted nothing, seen nothing ... so pain would never reach me anymore
What are we
Duty ghosts images a rustle of air nothing nothing no happiness lasts nothing human lasts
I am nothing but
My own cries breaking again and again
You're blind. Blind in your eyes.
Blind in your ears. Blind in your mind.
Why should I have
Eyes? Why? When nothing I saw was worth seeing?
If you think
This stubborn anger of yours, this perversity, is something to be proud of, you're mad
What i predicted ?
The future has
No shape. The shapes of prophecy lie. I see nothing in them.
Luck is everything.
Questions, for gods sake, for the sake of your own life! You must stop.
You were born
I have wept, struggled,
wandered in this maze of thought, tried every road, searched hard
Citizens, here my curse again
Give this man nothing, let him touch nothing ... With my own mouth I spoke these monstrous curses against myself
Come to your brothers arms
Light light light
Never again flood these eyes with your white radiance
The long pins sank deep
All the way back into the sockets
If you weren't blind
If you had eyes to see with, I'd say you, and you alone, did it all
I will expose
The killer, I will reveal him to the light
Two blind eyes over and over