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Euripides Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Euripides
  1. #1
    “Jason: Anything you or the children want in exile,
    let me know; I’ll gladly furnish it …
    Medea: The presents of the wicked are pure poison.”
  2. #2
    “Chorus: If only Apollo,
    Prince of the lyric, had put
    in our hearts the invention
    Of music and songs for the lyre
    Wouldn’t I then have raised
    up a feminine paean
    To answer the epic of men?”
  3. #3
    “Jason: But, Medea, what is this --
    these dewy eyes, these tears; …
    Medea: It is nothing.
    I was just thinking of our sons.”
  4. #4
    “Medea: Well, suppose they are dead: …
    will any man afford me home in a country safe
    for living…?”
  5. #5
    “Medea: I had rather stand my ground three times among
    the shields
    than face a childbirth once.”
  6. #6
    “Chorus: Woman of stone, heart of iron,
    Disconsolate woman, ready to kill
    The seed of your hands with the hand that
    tilled.”
  1. #7
    “Medea: Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive.”
  2. #8
    “Medea: we (women) bid the highest price in dowries
    just to buy some man
    to be dictator of our bodies…
    How that compounds the wrong!”
  3. #9
    “Medea: Oh, what misery! … Cursed sons, and a mother for cursing! Death take you all – you and your father …
    Nurse: Why make the sons share in their father’s guilt?”
  4. #10
    “Medea: Divorce is a disgrace
    (at least for women),
    to repudiate the man, not possible.”
  5. #11
    “Chorus: One day the story will change:
    then shall the glory
    of women resound…
    Reversing at last the sad
    reputation of ladies.”
  6. #12
    “Medea: how I bless you both…
    not here—beyond…
    every blessing here you father has despoiled.”

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  1. #13
    “Medea: In point of fact, my knowledge
    does not amount to much.”
  2. #14
    “Nurse: Yes, now (Medea) knows at a terrible first hand what it is to miss one’s native land.”
  3. #15
    “Medea: Because I have a little knowledge,
    some are filled with jealousy,
    others think me secretive, and crazy. ”
  4. #16
    “Nurse: (Medea) might be a rock or wave or the sea, for all she heeds of sympathy from friends, except sometimes to…moan to herself about her father--whom she loved--and her country and the home she sacrificed.”
  5. #17
    “Jason: I wanted above all
    to let us live in comfort, not be poor.”
  6. #18
    “Nurse: She never would have baited Pelias’ daughters
    to the murder of their father.”
  7. #19
    “Medea: I agree, of course,
    that a foreigner should conform,
    adapt to his society.”
  8. #20
    “Jason: So…this is not the first time
    I have seen irrevocable damage done
    by a barbarous rage.”
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