mortals Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about mortals
  1. #1
    “No living man can hope To force the gods to speak against their will.”
  2. #2
    “I know myself a mortal, and my share In what the morrow brings no more than thine.”
  3. #3
    “The thick warmth of his sleepy breath against my ear. If you have to go, I will go with you. My fears forgotten in the golden harbor of his arms.
    The memories come, and come. She listens, staring into the grain of the stone. We are all there, goddess and mortal and the boy who was both.”
  4. #4
    “It is a great question among men, whether man can be mortal and blessed.”
  5. #5
    “What would you here, unhappy mortal, and for what cause have you left your own land to enter this, which is forbidden to such as you? Can you show reason why my power should not be laid on you in heavy punishment for your insolence and folly?”
  6. #6
    “My dear lady, in my experience of ill-doing, Providence leaves the work of conviction and chastisement to us mortals—and the process is often fraught with difficulties. There are no short cuts.”
  7. #7
    “Ignorance, begot
    Of Darkness, blinding mortal men, binds down
    Their souls to stupor, sloth, and drowsiness.”
  8. #8
    “If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent of mortals. According to another tradition, however, he was disposed to practice the profession of highwayman. I see no contradiction in this.”