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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

Madeline Miller
“But gods are born of ichor and nectar, their excellences already bursting from their fingertips. So they find their fame by proving what they can mar: destroying cities, starting wars, breeding plagues and monsters. All that smoke and savor rising so delicately from our altars. It leaves only ash behind.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“He liked the way the obsidian reflected his light, the way its slick surfaces caught fire as he passed. Of course, he did not consider how black it would be when he was gone. My father has never been able to imagine the world without himself in it.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

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
“-’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
“but there was no wound she could give me that i had nit already given myself”
Madeline Miller, Circe
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Madeline Miller
“i had never thought of having children, but looking at him, for a moment i could imagine it”
Madeline Miller, Circe
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Madeline Miller
“a golden cage is still a cage”
Madeline Miller, Circe
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Madeline Miller
“I did not pretend to be a mortal. I showed my lambent, yellow eyes at every turn. None of it made a difference. I was alone and a woman, that was all that mattered.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“what was his best part?'
'his lover patroclus”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Do you always make beautiful things for those you are angry with?”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Fiel, honesta y prudente. Qué palabras tan pasivas, tan plácidas para describir lo que era ella.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

“Any autonomous woman is a candidate for the 'fear-inspiring goddess.' Whether maiden or crone, the autonomous woman is feared as one who can emasculate men verbally as surely as Circe transformed unlucky men into lions and wolves with a tap of her wand. The rigid patriarch seems to fear that autonomous women will transform men into mice.”
Miriam Robbins Dexter, Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book
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Madeline Miller
“Children of gods always came to their strength faster than mortals. He would miss them when they were gone, I knew. But I would find something else for him. I would help him forget. I would say, some people are like constellations who only touch the earth for a season.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“I came for her, but there was no one who would come for me. The thought was steadying. After all, I had been alone my whole life.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Daedalus had said to me once: Even the best iron grows brittle with too much beating.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“but there was no wound that she could give me that i had not already given myself”
Madeline Miller, Circe
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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 was he to me.”
Madeline Miller, Circe
tags: circe

Madeline Miller
“Esa fue mi primera lección: bajo la apariencia plácida y familiar de las cosas, hay otra cara que aguarda el momento de romper el mundo en pedazos”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Dopo aver mutato gli uomini di un equipaggio, il guardavo raspare e gridare nel porcile, defecarsi addosso l'un l'altro, instupidirsi dall'orrore. Odiavano tutto, le loro carni adesso voluttuose, i loro piedi fessi, i loro ventri gonfi strascicanti nel fango. Era un'umiliazione, un'abiezione. Morivano dalla nostalgia delle loro mani, per quelle appendici che gli uomini usano per mitigare il mondo.
Andiamo, dicevo io, non è poi così male. Dovreste apprezzare i vantaggi di essere dei maiali. [,,,]
Non mi stavano mai a sentire. La verità è che gli uomini sono dei pessimi maiali.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“I have heard,' I said, 'that many find their trust in love.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“I had a little pride, as I have said, and that was good. More would have been fatal.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“I lay on the ground after, breathing with effort. I would be left in peace.
Peace. I would have laughed if I were not so ill.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“Do not listen to your enemy...look at them. It will tell you everything.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Madeline Miller
“There was grief, and so there always would be. But the gray fog was gone. I felt distant and very clear, like a hawk born upon the highest aether.”
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.”
Madeleine Miller

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