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Antigone Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Antigone
  1. #1
    “By open words A scheme of villainy is soon bewrayed.”
  2. #2
    “Ah, woe is me! where shall I fly, where find Succor from gods or men?”
  3. #3
    “Say I am mad and give my madness rein To wreck itself; the worst that can befall Is but to die an honorable death.”
  4. #4
    “For death is gain to him whose life, like mine, Is full of misery.”
  5. #5
    “No youths have sung the marriage song for me, My bridal bed No maids have strewn with flowers from the lea, ‘Tis Death I wed.”
  6. #6
    “Yea, for these laws were not ordained of Zeus, And she who sits enthroned with gods below, Justice, enacted not these human laws. Nor did I deem that thou, a mortal man, Could’st by a breath annul and override The immutable unwritten laws of Heaven.”
  7. #7
    “No man shall say that I betrayed a brother.”
  1. #8
    “To reverence kith and kin can bring no shame.”
  2. #9
    “I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concepts
    lovehate
  3. #10
    “It is the dead, not the living, who make the longest demands.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
  4. #11
    “And even if I die in the act, that death will be a glory. I will lie with the one I love and loved by him”
  5. #12
    “We have only a little time to please the living. But all eternity to love the dead.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concept
    death
  6. #13
    “I didn’t say yes. I can say no to anything I say vile, and I don’t have to count the cost. But because you said yes, all that you can do, for all your crown and your trappings, and your guards—all that your can do is to have me killed.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    characters
    AntigoneCreon
    concepts
    freedompower
  7. #14
    “I have no love for a friend who loves in words alone.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concepts
    friendshiplove

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