Orpheus Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 43 Quotes About Orpheus

#1. I hate parties.
And a wedding is the biggest party of all.
All the guests arrived and Orpheus is taking a shower.
He's always taking a shower when the guests arrive so he doesn't have to greet them.
Then I have to greet them. - Author: Sarah Ruhl
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#2. Not only was Thebes built by the music of an Orpheus; but without the music of some inspired Orpheus was no city ever built, no work that man glories in ever done. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#3. He sensed between them an understanding too deep to articulate: the unspeakable knowledge that everything is lost. - Author: Jennifer Egan
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#4. A glorious place, a glorious age, I tell you! A very Neon renaissance - And the myths that actually touched you at that time - not Hercules, Orpheus, Ulysses and Aeneas - but Superman, Captain Marvel, and Batman. - Author: Tom Wolfe
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#5. When your father directed your mother in 'Orpheus Descending,' the kid's going to be a theater nerd. - Author: Logan Marshall-Green
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#6. We speak in (rich) monotones. Our poetry is haunted by the music it has left behind. Orpheus shrinks to a poet when he looks back, with the impatience of reason, on a music stronger than death. - Author: George Steiner
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#7. Human intelligence discovered a way of perpetuating itself, one not only more durable and more resistant than architecture, but also simpler and easier. Architecture was dethroned. The stone letters of Orpheus gave way to the lead letters of Gutenburg. The book will kill the edifice. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#8. I had said goodbye to her once before, but it took everything I had to say goodbye to her then, again, for the last time, like poor Orpheus turning for a last backward glance at the ghost of his only love and in the same heartbeat losing her forever: hinc illae lacrimae, hence those tears. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#9. Mortimer's face twisted when the Piper pressed his knife against his ribs. Oh yes, he's obviously made the wrong enemies in this story, thought Orpheus. And the wrong friends. But that was high-minded heroes for you. Stupid. - Author: Cornelia Funke
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#10. By ORPHEUS C. KERR, Continued in this Number. See 15th Page for Extra Premiums. +--------------------------------------------------------------+ - Author: Various
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#11. So to the lyre of Orpheus they struck with their oars, The furious water of the sea, and the surge broke into waves. Here and there the dark brine gushed with foam, Roaring terribly through the strength of the mighty men. - Author: Barry S. Strauss
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#12. I wanted a guy like Orpheus. Orpheus has gone through Tartarus to rescue his wife - that was love. Hades probably didn't even know the meaning of the word love. - Author: Kaitlin Bevis
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#13. And we clung to each other in a shelter smelling of orange peel and piss on the promenade, and shrieked with glee, like the Bacchae who dismembered Orpheus. - Author: Lorna Sage
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#14. OCEANA: Are we here to take a tour of the museum? Is this your surprise?
ORPHEUS: This is my house.
OCEANA: (gasps) You gotta be kidding me.
ORPHEUS: (now glaring at her) No I'm not. - Author: Scarlett Brukett
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#15. Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing
Such notes as warbled to the string,
Drew Iron tears down Pluto's cheek,
And made Hell grant what Love did seek. - Author: John Milton
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#16. Then there're Theseus, Oedipus, Peleus, Orpheus, Jason and Hercules all waiting to be untangled, since their various deeds are running crisscross through my mind like multicolored threads in a dress. Myron - Author: Anne Frank
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#17. If wishes solved problems, the world would be a very different place. - Author: Jaye Wells
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#18. What is the deepest loss that you have suffered? If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine. - from Sonnets to Orpheus II, 29 Rainer Maria Rilke - Author: Kate Bernheimer
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#19. Miserable Orpheus who, turning to lose his Eurydice, beholds her for the first time as well as the last. - Author: Cyril Connolly
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#20. Collect yourself: to smother what you feel, recall to order, summon in one place; making, like Orpheus, a system against loss. - Author: Ruth Padel
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#21. Don't look back, you asshole! he thought. Good advice, from Orpheus to Lot. - Author: Karen Russell
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#22. So Orpheus did for his owne bride,
So I unto my selfe alone will sing,
The woods shall to me answer and my Eccho ring. - Author: Edmund Spenser
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#23. The film 'Black Orpheus' is one of my favorite films of all time, which is set in Carnival in Brazil. - Author: Win Butler
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#24. At times discreetly, at times disgustingly, I yielded to the most fatal temptation whenever I could no longer bear it: as a result of impatience, Orpheus lost Eurydice; as a result of impatience, I lost myself. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#25. Orpheus. Had the name he had taken ever suited him better? But he would be wilier than the singer whose name he had stolen. He would indeed. He would send another man into the realm of Death in the Fire-Dancer's place-and he'd make sure that he didn't come back. - Author: Cornelia Funke
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#26. Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory of the myth of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it. - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#27. What madness destroyed me and you, Orpheus? - Author: Virgil
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#28. And in the homosexual phase which would follow Eurydice's death ... Orpheus sings no more, he writes. - Author: Jacques Derrida
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#29. GRANDMA: Are you a gay?
ORPHEUS: I am straight. I'm definitely dating a girl, gran. Do you think she's a man?
*She laughs*
ORPHEUS' BRAIN: Thank god she took it as a joke. I would have been executed on the town square for such a rude back answer. - Author: Scarlett Brukett
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#30. It was generally believed, said Theophilus, that Orpheus learned his music from the birds. His small voice, piping after theirs, filled with all the secret stories of the earth. - Author: Ann Wroe
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#31. But would you sing, and rival Orpheus' strain. The wond'ring forests soon should dance again; The moving mountains hear the powerful call. And headlong streams hand listening in their fall! - Author: Alexander Pope
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#32. Merlin seeks assistance from Pigwiggen, the only one of Arthur's knights who is also a fairy, and they unite their enchantments to move the British Court to Turkestan. Lively end to Act One. - Author: Davies Robertson
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#33. Being immortal did not make me invincible. Look at what the Bacchants did to that poor Orpheus fella. - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#34. These composers," Captain Nemo answered me, "are the contemporaries of Orpheus, because in the annals of the dead, all chronological differences fade; and - Author: Jules Verne
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#35. . . . Orpheus struck dumb with hindsight. - Author: A.E. Stallings
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#36. Because all the brilliant ones- they can sing it and they can paint it, but they can't do it. You can't expect them to love you. - Author: Dakota Lane
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#37. I will point ye out the right path of a virtuous and noble Education; laborious indeed at first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming. - Author: John Milton
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#38. Happy indeed the poet of whom, like Orpheus, nothing is known but an immortal name! Happy next, perhaps, the poet of whom, like Homer, nothing is known but the immortal works. The more the merely human part of the poet remains a mystery, the more willing is the reverence given to his divine mission. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#39. During this time he got news that a famous statue of Orpheus, enshrined in south Macedon, had started to sweat profusely. The seers, pondering the omen, decided that the new King's exploits would give the poets work. - Author: Mary Renault
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#40. An inarticulate scream of rage strangled me. I wanted
to destroy something, to spend my anger against the unfairness of every thing. I wanted nothing more than to grapple with the Goblin King, to tear him from limb to limb, a Maenad against Orpheus. I tightened my hands into fists. - Author: S. Jae-Jones
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#41. But Orpheus failed because, like all pakeha, he just couldn't keep his mind on one thing at a time. - Author: David Brin
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#42. The Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XII
Want the change. Be inspired by the flame
where everything shines as it disappears.
The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so much
as the curve of the body as it turns away. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#43. Before all, be real. Only the truth gives to the word the Orpheus' Lyre power. - Author: Pythagoras
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