Quote 1: "'My word, how mortals take the gods to task!
All their afflictions come from us, we hear.
And what of their own failings? Greed and folly
double the suffering in the lot of man.
See how Aigisthos, for his double portion,
stole Agamemnon's wife and killed the soldier on his homecoming day.
And yet Aigisthos knew what doom lay in this.'" Book 1, lines 48-55
Quote 2: "what if his great father
came from the unknown world and rove these men
like dead leaves through the place?" Book 1, lines 145-7
Quote 3: "'Friend, let me put it in the plainest way.
My mother says I am his son; I know not
surely. Who has known his own engendering?
I wish at least I had some happy man
as father, going old in his house-
but unknown death and silence are the fate
of him that, since you ask, they call my father.'" Book 1, lines 258-64
Quote 4: "So said Telemakhos, though in his heart
he knew his visitor had been immortal.
But now the suitors turned to play again
with dance and haunting song. they played till nightfall
indeed black night came on them at their pleasure.
and half asleep they left, each for his home." Book 1, lines 472-7
Quote 5: "'No need to wonder any more, Sir,
who called this session. the distress is mine.'" Book 2, lines 42-43
Quote 6: "'she makes a name for herself.
..'" Book 2, line 133
Quote 7: "'Old man go tell the omens for your children
at home, and try to keep them out of trouble.
I am more fit to interpret this than you are.
Bird life aplenty is found in the sunny air,
not all of it is significant. As for Odysseus,
he perished far from home. You should have perished with him-'" Book 2, lines 188-193
Quote 8: "'it is so clear that no one here remembers
how like a gentle father Odysseus ruled you.'" Book 2, lines 244-5
Quote 9: "'he will tell you history and no lies.'" Book 3, line 24
Quote 10: "'Well I must say I marvel at the sight of you:
your manner of speech couldn't be more like his;
one could say No; no boy could speak so well.
And all that time at Ilion, he and I
were never at odds in council or assembly.'" Book 3, lines 131-5
Quote 11: "'Mentor, grievously though we may miss my father
why go on as if that homecoming could happen?'" Book 3, lines 258-9
Quote 12: "'don't stay too long away from home, leaving
your treasure there, and brazen suitors near;
they'll squander all you have or take it from you.
..'" Book 3, lines 340-6
Quote 13: "That day they made the grainlands of Laikedaimon,
where, as the horses held to a fast clip,
they kept on to their journey's end. Behind them
the sun went down and al the roads grew dark." Book 3, lines 539-42