Medea Quotes

Quotes tagged as "medea" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Euripides
“My love for you
was greater than my wisdom.”
Euripides, Medea

Euripides
“I'd three times sooner go to war than suffer childbirth once.”
Euripides, Medea

Euripides
“death is the only water to wash away this dirt”
Euripides, Medea
tags: medea

Salma Deera
“you will rise.
and are you less of a woman for this? no
what is woman?
woman is this—enduring.
listen girl, you will survive this–you will.
but what fool said you had to do it silently?
here is a tip—scream”
Salma Deera, Letters From Medea

Euripides
“No one who goes against her can win.”
Euripides, Medea

Charlotte Eriksson
“You can quiz me on Petrarch, Medea, Shakespeare or Dante, I know them all, and I’m sorry, but they’ve all gone wrong. Dumb glorified men, writing words about love and life as if they knew. As far as I’m concerned, they didn’t make it out alive either, so I’m sure as hell not going to go to them for advice.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Euripides
“To me, a wicked man who is also eloquent seems the most guilty of them all. He'll cut your throat as bold as brass, because he can dress up murder in handsome words.”
Euripides, Medea

John Ruskin
“Cookery means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe and of Helen and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs and fruits and balms and spices, and all that is healing and sweet in the fields and groves and savory in meats. It means carefulness and inventiveness and willingness and readiness of appliances. It means the economy of your grandmothers and the science of the modern chemist; it means much testing and no wasting; it means English thoroughness and French art and Arabian hospitality; and, in fine, it means that you are to be perfectly and always ladies — loaf givers.”
John Ruskin

Euripides
“why long for death's marriage bed
which human beings all shun?
Death comes soon enough
and brings and end to everything.”
Euripides, Medea

Seneca
“A family formed by crime must be broken by more crime.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Robert Graves
“Eros aimed one of his arrows at Medea, and drove it into her heart, up to the feathers.”
Robert Graves

Euripides
“The mind of a queen
Is a thing to fear. A queen is used
To giving commands, not obeying them;
And her rage once roused is hard to appease.”
Euripides

Euripides
“O Zeus, why is it you have given men clear ways of testing whether gold is counterfeit but, when it comes to men, the body carries no stamp of nature for distinguishing bad from good.”
Euripides, Medea and Other Plays: Alcestis / Medea / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

Seneca
“If you gain from a crime, you did it.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Rick Riordan
“Then she died.”
Rick Riordan, The Burning Maze

Seneca
“Kingdoms which act unjustly never last.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Seneca
“A man who makes a decision without listening to both sides is unjust, even if his ruling is a fair one.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Seneca
“When arrogant hands once seize power, the ruler thinks authority resides in stubbornness.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Seneca
“No time is too short for criminals to do wrong.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Seneca
“Poor woman, do you want to know where hatred ends? Look to love.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Seneca
“The one who knows no hope knows no despair.”
Seneca, Six Tragedies
tags: medea

Euripides
“no man,
is ever happy, no one.”
Euripides

Euripides
“What heavenly power lends an ear
To a breaker of oaths, a deceiver?”
Euripides, Medea
tags: medea

David Vann
“Born to destroy kings, born to reshape the world, born to horrify and break and remake, born to endure and never be erased. Hekate Medea, more than god and more than woman, alive now, in the time of origin.”
David Vann, Bright Air Black

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“This is Amazing! Can I ride you?" Medea
"You already did that" Falcyn”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonsworn

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“I just tried my powers and they didn't do shit for getting us out of here." Falcyn
"Mine either, and I was hoping to keep you distracted so that you wouldn't beat my ass over this situation." Blaise
What about you, Princess Pea? You got anything?" Falcyn
"Besides a throbbing migraine? No. My teleportation isn't cooperating either." Urian
"Really? If mine was working do you think I'd be here, listening to the lot of you? Promise, I'd have vanished long ago" Medea”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonsworn

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Whatever you do, you have to avoid the SOD" Blaise
"The dirt? Seriously? Why? What's it do?" Medea
"Not sod. SOD. S-O-D Shadows of Doubt." Blaise”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonsworn

Brian McGreevy
“Like a night when the energy is bloody unsalvageable but the show must et cetera. Domesticity. Times when one wonders if Medea is a tragedy or goddamn wish fulfillment.”
Brian McGreevy, Hemlock Grove