Quotes About Oracle

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Rick Riordan
“You can tell the future?'
'More like the future mugs me from time to time.' Rachel said
'I speak prophecies. The oracle spirit kind of hijacks me once in a while, and speaks important stuff that doesn't make any sense to anybody. But yeah, the prophecies tell the future.”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan
“Rachel bit her lip. "I hope you're right. I'm a little worried. What if someone asks what's on the next math test and I start spouting a prophecy in the middle of geometry class? The Pythagorean theorem shall be problem two...Gods, that would be embarrassing.”
Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Ilona Andrews
“The Oracle rose. As one, the three witches bowed.
"See?" Bran jerked his thumb at the three women. "That's how a woman should treat a man. Next time you see me, I want you to do just like them.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Burns

Gerald R. Stanek
“It is your omen, only you know the meaning. To me, it is but another star in the night.”
Gerald R. Stanek, The Eighth House

Saurabh Gupta
“Master Oracle Advanced PL/SQL concepts with the book”
Saurabh Gupta, Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide

Charles Frazier
“In his mind, Inman likened the swirling paths of vulture flight to the coffee grounds seeking pattern in his cup. Anyone could be oracle for the random ways things fall against each other. It was simple enough to tell fortunes if a man dedicated himself to the idea that the future will inevitably be worse than the past and that time is a path leading nowhere but a place of deep and persistent threat. The way Inman saw it, if a thing like Fredericksburg was to be used as a marker of current position, then many years hence, at the rate we're going, we'll be eating one another raw.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

“Now Brutus had deliberately assumed a mask to hide his true character.  When he learned of the murder by Tarquin of the Roman aristocrats, one of the victims being his own brother, he had come to the conclusion that the only way of saving himself was to appear in the king's eyes as a person of no account. If there were nothing in his character for Tarquin to fear, and nothing in his fortune to covet, then the sheer contempt in which he was held would be a better protection than his own rights could ever be.  Accordingly he pretended to be a half-wit and made no protest at the seizure by Tarquin of everything he possessed. He even submitted to being known publicly as the 'Dullard' (which is what his name signifies), that under cover of that opprobrious title the great spirit which gave Rome her freedom might be able to bide its time. On this occasion he was taken by Arruns and Titus to Delphi less as a companion than as a butt for their amusement; and he is said to have carried with him, as his gift to Apollo, a rod of gold inserted into a hollow stick of cornel-wood - symbolic, it may be, of his own character.
The three young men reached Delphi, and carried out the king's instructions.  That done, Titus and Arruns found themselves unable to resist putting a further question to the oracle.  Which of them, they asked, would be the next king of Rome? From the depths of the cavern came the mysterious answer: 'He who shall be the first to kiss his mother shall hold in Rome supreme authority.' Titus and Arruns were determined to keep the prophecy absolutely secret, to prevent their other brother, Tarquin, who had been left in Rome, from knowing anything about it. Thus he, at any rate, would be out of the running. For themselves, they drew lots to determine which of them, on their return, should kiss his mother first.
Brutus, however, interpreted the words of Apollo's priestess in a different way. Pretending to trip, he fell flat on his face, and his lips touched the Earth - the mother of all living things.”
Livy, The Early History of Rome:

Shaun Jeffrey
“He studied the room, looking for the Oracle, but he couldn't see anyone else in attendance - at least not anyone alive.”
Shaun Jeffrey, The Kult

Sereda Aleta Dailey
“Whenever a time arises where clarity is desired, it is always wise to reflect on the sage within.”
Sereda Aleta Dailey, The Oracle of Poetic Wisdom

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Every great man is an idol, an oracle of inquiry. Don't aspire to know the former, but aspire to know the diety in his soul.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jacqueline Ripstein
“The Invisible World reveals to us this Truth within its silence.”
Jacqueline Ripstein, The Art of HealingArt: The Keys to Power and Awareness

“People say the truth or lie or keep silent for the same reasons:
when they're afraid of the consequences,
when they'll be affected,
and when they don't care.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel, Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

Sereda Aleta Dailey
“You are capable of doing everything you are afraid of doing, If only you would energize and motivate the Magical thing would absolutely happen to you!”
Sereda Aleta Dailey, The Oracle of Poetic Wisdom

Elaine  White
“The tears were there, waiting to make their escape. But she wouldn’t let them. Not this time. She couldn’t. Because if there was one thing she had to do now, it was be strong and brave. She just had to be strong and brave for one week. That was no time at all. And when the week was over and Milo had found his true mate, she would disappear.”
Elaine White, The Alpha and the Oracle

Will Advise
“I'm an oracle of the past. I can accurately predict up to 1 minute in the future, by thoroughly investigating the last 2 years of your life. Also, I look like an old database – flat and full of useless info.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Garon Whited
“...the whole 'know thyself' thing isn’t a journey to a fixed destination. Learning about myself changes me, forcing me to learn more. 'Know thyself' isn’t a goal; it’s a road.”
Garon Whited, Nightlord: Shadows

Ramon William Ravenswood
“Oracle of Delphi:
In my deep mystery I breathe
your fragrance swirling in
your odourless soul
I return your mystery
revealing your destiny deep in
the seed of your God Self”
Ramon William Ravenswood, Icons Speak

Stephen Baxter
“The ColU, sitting on its tabletop, seemed to Stef to twinkle. ‘I’m Colius the Oracle now.”
Stephen Baxter, Ultima
tags: oracle

“Lies can't sell without an atom of truth.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel, Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

Frank Herbert
“The people who demand that the oracle predict for them really want to know next year’s price on whalefur or something equally mundane. None of them wants an instant-by-instant prediction of his personal life.”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

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