Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TFBT: Quotes and Links, Part XX

"Whereas honor is conferred by cult, the prestige that glory brings is the undying glory of Epos (Epic) as Best of the Achaeans, Gregory Nagy

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  Job 38:4   I always want to say to this Johnny-come-lately's to my projects!

"Whenever possible, art should imitate art." The Club Dumas by Reverte

"Whenever a mother was insulted or...murdered, the Erinyes...Like swift bitches...pursued all who flouted blood-kinship ties" B. Walker 1983

"When the Cretans show a Grave of Zeus it only serves to prove that they are liars."

"When the blessed gods had force their struggle...with the Titans, they pressed far-seeing Zeus to reign." Hesiod, Theogony 881

"When pigs fly!"  During battle of Heracles and Geryon, son of Chrysaor. G carried dad's shield
"When fortune would have crowned me with happiness I had persistently trifled that happiness away.” Casanova, Giacomo.

"Whatever runs counter to the traditional plot of the narrative is conventionally designated as ‘beyond destiny’." Gregory Nagy

"Whatever it is, knowing that someone else wants something, always makes that thing more alluring." Diana Abu-Jaber "The Language of Baklava"

"What a day dawned for me, kind Lord!  Yeah, a glad man am I!" Odyssey 24.514

"What (Homer) avoided is...judgment: on the rightness...or folly of decisions"

"We're as affectionate with one another as maiden aunts" Diana Abu-Javer

"We, the living were the realization of the hopes, the aspirations, of our own ancestors." Gregory Nagy speaking of Pinar's Pythian 8

"We must all die - let us therefore go out and die in a great and exciting game."  Master Mind of Mars. Burroughs

"We know from Nagy...that...getting zapped by Zeus’ lightning bolt can signal the immortalization of a hero."

"We are as stars assuming their most natural color..." Steve Yook

"Water is best, and gold, like a blazing fire in the night, stands out supreme of all lordly wealth." Pindar, Olympian 1.1

"Wanton weapons in his boyish hands"

"Verily now art thou a friend of my elderly father's house.” Iliad 6.215
"Unbind him and let him go."  John 11:44

"Trusting entirely to the everlasting gods, plant nothing w/their own hands nor plough the soil” (Odyssey) Not Golden Age men; Cyclopes!

"Trust and act on your instinct to keep you from becoming extinct!"  Life First! the @forest service safety campaign

"Trees that seemed to spring from the sea itself.  The waters of the Baltic have no harmful effect on vegetation” Alexandre Dumas

"Tragedy is...present tense, spoken by impersonating, taking place, by... apt Greek convention; within 1 day" Eva Brann

"To know yourself is to know your natural place in the cosmic scheme” The Wisdom of the Myths Luc Ferry

"Thus saith the Lord, The heavens are my throne and the earth my footstool" (Isa. lxvi.1

"Thus far shall you come and no farther."  Job 38:11 Another great line for numerous situations.

"Through the deep shades of the pool which none recrosses is he faring" Seneca

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken" Isaiah 54:10

"This Voice has come for your sake, not for mine." John 12:30

"This account is not true. You did not board well-benched ships. You did not go to the fortress of Troy." Plato on Helen in Phaedrus 243a.

 "They can see what is, without seeing, what can be."  Pat Moulton

"Thetis figures as a primordial goddess with the most fundamental cosmic powers." Best of the Achaeans, Gregory Nagy"

"There are in the breasts of honorable men...forces that rise superior to lust for gold." Master Mind of Mars, Burroughs

"The word Temptress would best represent the Homeric idea of “Ate” Gladstone   Vol II, page 160

"The war of words between Aeneas and Achilles reveals the presence of an independent Aeneid tradition within the Iliad." Gregory Nagy"

"The suitors merit their death (and) Iros his beating; not for eating the food of Odysseus put for actually denying it to him.  Gregory Nagy"

"The stunted willow trees along the River Scamander bore strange 
fruit.  The black carrion crows perched in the trees..." Nick McMarty

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