Circe Quotes

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Madeline Miller
“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Rick Riordan
“Percy tried to remember. He really did. For some reason, Annabeth and he had visited a spa and decided to destroy it. He couldn't imagine why. Maybe they hadn't like the deep-tissue massage? Maybe they'd gotten bad manicures?”
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Kristen Ashley
"I gave up a world for you."
He glared at me, not giving me anything.
I kept right on going. "I thought, perhaps, when I learned I had powers, I might be able to use them to go home," his eyes flashed but that was all I got so I kept on going, "but not for good. My father isn't dead." Another flash. "He's alive and at home and living maybe with a fake Circe. He'll know the difference, though, I KNOW it. He's out of his mind with worry, I know that too. He's wondering where I am and if I'm okay and how to get me back. I also know that. I know that and I know that my life was good. I loved my life. I loved my home. I loved my job. I had a lot of people who loved me that loved me back." I sucked in a breath and then whispered, "But as much as your world scared me, as much as our practices repulsed me, I still chose you."
His torso jerked, it was almost imperceptible, but I caught it.
I kept at him. "I gave up my world for you, Lahn. I sat at your side through things people in my world would find loathsome and I did it with my head held high. I even felt 'pride' that I could endure, that I could be a good queen to you.......Everything I did in this fucking place, even before I fell in love with you, was for...fucking...YOU."

Kristen Ashley, The Golden Dynasty

Kristen Ashley
“Then I whispered, “I love you, my Lahn,” and heard the swift hiss of his intake of breath. Then he buried his face in my neck and whispered back, “Loot kay hansahnalay na, my Circe.” And I love you, my Circe.”
Kristen Ashley, The Golden Dynasty

Rick Riordan
“Curse Hermes and his multi-vitamins!”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Madeline Miller
“They do not care if you are good. They barely care if you are wicked. The only thing that makes them listen is power.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“-’Tell me’, he said, ‘who gives better offerings, a miserable man or a happy one’?

-’A happy one, of course.’

-’Wrong. A happy man is too occupied with his life. He thinks he is beholden to no one. But make him shiver, kill his wife, cripple his child, then you will hear from him. He will starve his family for a month to buy yo a pure-white yearling calf. If he can afford it, he will buy you a hundred’.

-’But surely, I said, you have to reward him eventually. Otherwise he will stop offering’.

-’Oh, you would be surprised how long he will go on. But yes, in the end, it’s best to give him something. Then he will be happy again. And you can start over.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“It is funny,’ she said, ‘That even after all this time, you still believe you should be rewarded, just because you have been obedient. I thought you would have learned that lesson in your father’s halls. None shrank and simpered as you did, and yet the great Helios stepped on you all the faster, because you were already crouched at his feet.’ She was leaning forward, her golden hair loose, embroidering the sheets around her. ‘Let me tell you the truth about Helios and all the rest. They do not care if you are good. They barely care if you are wicked. The only thing that makes them listen is power.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“I had no right to claim him, I knew it. But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation he was to me.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Well? What do you have to say to me? You threw me to the crows, but it turns out I prefer them to you.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“How long would I cling to that handful of minutes, trying to cover myself as if with some threadbare blanket?”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Overhead the constellations dip and wheel. My divinity shines in me like the last rays of the sun before they drown in the sea. I thought once that gods are the opposite of death, but I see now they are more dead than anything, for they are unchanging, and can hold nothing in their hands.
All my life, I have been moving forward, and now I am here. I have a mortal's voice, let me have the rest. I lift the brimming bowl to my lips and drink.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Ein goldener Käfig ist und bleibt ein Käfig.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Seit Hunderten von Generationen war ich nun schon auf der Erde - und war doch immer noch ein Kind.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Bettany Hughes
“The stories abounded, both recounting these cross-continental journeys and perhaps inspiring them – how Hellenic Jason gathered his Argonauts together (including Augeas, whose vast stables Herakles would be forced to clean) for adventure and profit, how he stopped off along the Bosphorus and discovered the land of the rising sun before other Greek heroes headed to Asia in search of Helen, Troy and glory. In the Homeric epics we hear of Jason travelling east where he tangles with Medea of Colchis, her aunt Circe and the feisty Amazon tribe. Lured by the promise of gold (early and prodigious metalworking did indeed take place in the region – perhaps sparking the Greek idea that the East was ‘rich in gold’) and then detained by the potions and poisons of Princess Medea, Jason succeeded in penetrating the Caucasus – a land which, in the Greek mind, wept with both peril and promise. It was here that Prometheus was chained to a rock with iron rivets for daring to steal fire from the gods. Archaeology east of Istanbul demonstrates how myth grazes history.”
Bettany Hughes, Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Madeline Miller
“She seemed to fit into the air like a jewel in its crown.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Odysseus' favourite pose had been to pretend that he was a man like other men, but there were none like him, and now that he was dead, there were none at all. All heroes are fools, he liked to say. What he meant was, all heroes but me. So who could correct him when he erred? He had stood on the beach looking at Telegonus and believing him a pirate. He had stood in his hall and accused Telemachus of conspiracy. Two children he had had, and he had not seen either clearly. But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Обикалях вече земята от сто поколения, но в душата си бях все още дете. Ярост, мъка, потиснато желание, сласт и самосъжаление - боговете познават добре тези чувства. Но вината, срамът, угризението и раздвоението на чувствата са ни непознати и ние ги учим стъпка по стъпка.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Vinko Vrbanic
“As a young man, I was startled by the popularity of these “misogynistic” portrayals of women in literary works to begin with Nana, Miss Julie, Ulysses, Women, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Now, with some experience in life, I believe that it was fueled more by the true nature of men as arrogant, selfish, unfeeling swine in relationships with women rather than breaking down conventional idealization of women BS. If Circe is still alive, the continents would sink in the blue deep oceans under the weight of the pigs.”
Vinko Vrbanic

Madeline Miller
“Lass ihn ein Held sein. Du bist etwas anderes. - Und was soll das sein? -
Eine Hexe, antwortete ich. Mit grenzenloser Macht. Die nur sich selbst zur Rechenschaft verpflichtet ist.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Helden sind Dummköpfe, hatte ich entgegnet. Er hatte gelacht. Da sind wir uns einig.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Du trauerst nicht um deinen Vater? - Doch. Ich betrauere, dass ich nie den Vater kennengelernt habe, von dem mir alle erzählen.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Idylle hatte ich unsere gemeinsame Zeit bezeichnet. Illusion hätte es vielleicht besser getroffen.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Deli olmayan bütün varlıkların arkadaşa ihtiyacı vardır.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Yüreklerimizde gerçekten ne olduğu bilinseydi kaçımız affedilirdi?”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Ama yalnız bir yaşamda, başka bir ruhun sizinkinin yanına damladığı ender anlar vardır, yıldızların senede bir defa yeryüzüne sürünüp geçmesi gibi.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“İki çocuğu vardı. İkisini de açıkça görememişti. Ama belki de hiçbir anne baba evladını gerçekten göremez. Baktığımızda sadece kendi hatalarımızın bir yansımasını görüyoruz.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Düşmanını dinleme, demişti Odysseus bir keresinde bana. Onlara bak.Gördüklerin her şeyi anlatacaktır.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Rick Riordan
“A guinea pig,' C.C. said. 'Lovely, aren't you? Men are pigs, Percy Jackson.”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

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