Electra Quotes

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Euripides
“ORESTES: Never shall I see you again.

ELECTRA: Nor I see myself in your eyes.

ORESTES: This, the last time I'll talk with you ever.

ELECTRA: O my homeland, goodbye. Goodbye to you, women of home.

ORESTES: Most loyal of sisters, do you leave now?

ELECTRA: I leave with tears blurring all that I see.”
Euripides, Electra

Sophocles
“Yes it will be a grace if I die. To exist is pain. Life is no desire of mine anymore.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“You're dreaming, girl, lost in a moving dream.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“There is a kind of excellence in me and you—born in us—and it cannot live in shame.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Oh my love take me there. Let me dwell where you are. I am already nothing, I am already burning. Oh my love, I was once part of you—take me too!”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Shame I do feel. And I know there is something all wrong about me—believe me. Sometimes I shock myself.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“All my love gone for nothing. Days of my love, years of my love.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“What an ugly, loveless life for a girl.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“ORESTES: Just to see the outline of your suffering

ELECTRA: Yet this is only a fraction of it you see.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“I will not live by rules like those.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“And instead my beloved, luck sent you back to me colder than ashes, later than shadow.”
Sophocles, Electra

Gabriela Mistral
“Because she—you hear her—she's calling,
and is always going to call, and it's better
both of us die by the dagger without anyone
seeing us, Orestes, and die a fit death.”
Gabriela Mistral, Madwomen: Poems of Gabriela Mistral

Sophocles
“Orestes beloved. as you die you destroy me. You have torn away the part of my mind where hope was .”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“ELECTRA: Oh but my love—now that you have travelled back down all those years to meet my heart, over all this grief of mine, do not oh love—

ORESTES: What are you asking?

ELECTRA: Do not turn your face from me. Don't take yourself away.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“I am at the end. I exist no more.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“This is Electra. Brilliant no more.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“But when a god sends harm, no man can sidestep it, no matter how strong he may be.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Last night was a night of bad dreams and ambiguous visions.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Long have we lived in shadows and shuddering: today I think our future is opening out.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Yes I know sorrow. Know it far too well. My life is a tunnel choked by the sweepings of dread.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Electra, grieving for death, for her father, as a nightingale grieving always.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“But death was a wind too strong for that.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Never since that time has this house got itself clear of rawblood butchery.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Careful! There is war in women too, as you know by experience, I think.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“You drive me back down my desperation—that unclouded incurable never forgotten evil growing inside my life.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“You are a woman marked for sorrow.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Not long now: the blazing dream of my head is crawling out.”
Sophocles, Electra

Sophocles
“Here he comes like a stealing shadow, like a footprint of death into the rooms, stalking the past with freshcut blood in his hands.”
Sophocles, Electra

Gabriela Mistral
“I, Electra, fingering my garments
and my face, for in hours I was changed.
Now I am merely one who has killed.”
Gabriela Mistral, Madwomen: Poems of Gabriela Mistral

Sophocles
“You are nothing at all. Just a crack where the light slipped through.”
Sophocles, Electra

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