Oedipus Rex Quotes

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Sophocles
“How dreadful the knowledge of the truth can be
When there’s no help in truth.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“Weep not, everything must have its day.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“Give me a life wherever there is an opportunity to live, and better life than was my father's.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“Whose tale more sad than thine, whose lot more dire? O Oedipus, discrowned head, Thy cradle was thy marriage bed.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“King as thou art, free speech at least is mine. To make reply; in this I am thy peer.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“Long, long ago; her thought was of that child
By him begot, the son by whom the sire
Was murdered and the mother left to breed
With her own seed, a monstrous progeny.
Then she bewailed the marriage bed whereon
Poor wretch, she had conceived a double brood,
Husband by husband, children by her child.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“Thou lov'st to speak in riddles and dark words.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

Sophocles
“Closer,
it’s all right. Touch the man of grief.
Do. Don’t be afraid. My troubles are mine
and I am the only man alive who can sustain them.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

“Time alone can bring the just man to light - the criminal you can spot in just one short day.”
Sophocles (trans. Robert Fagles), The Theban Plays

“3. Here ‘the attraction of sexual intercourse between parents and child or grandchild as incest’, ‘Oedipus complex’ and ‘abnormal attachment of persons without power of resisting emotions called fixations’, stimulates characters to meet their tragic flaw.”
Lecturer M k Bhutta