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Lines 1-416 Quotes

I have longer
to please the dead than please the living here:
in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever. (88-90; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
 
I will suffer
nothing as great as death without glory.(112-113; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
 
And speech and thought, quick as the wind
and the mood and mind for law that rules the city—
all these he has taught himself
and shelter from the arrows of the frost
when there's rough lodging under the cold clear sky
and the shafts of lashing rain—
ready, resourceful man!
Never without resources
never an impasse as he marches on the future—
only Death, from Death alone he will find no rescue
but from desperate plagues ha has plotted his escapes.
(396-405; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
 

Lines 417-704 Quotes

Like father like daughter,
passionate, wild…
she hasn't learned to bend before adversity.
(525-527; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
Blest, they are truly blest who all their lives
have never tasted devastation. For others, once
the gods have rocked a house to its foundations
the ruin will never cease, cresting on and on
from one generation on throughout the race—
like a great mounting tide
driven on by savage northern gales,
surging over the dead black depths
roiling up from the bottom dark heaves of sand
and the headlands, taking the storm's onslaught full-force,
roar, and the low moaning
echoes on and on
(656-666; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
 

Lines 705-1090 Quotes

Spit her out,
like a mortal enemy—let the girl go.
Let her find a husband down among the dead.
(728-730; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
Anarchy!—
show me a greater crime in all the earth!
(751-752; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
 
Whoever thinks that he alone possesses intelligence,
the gift of eloquence, he and no one else,
and character too…such men, I tell you,
spread them open—you will find them empty.
(791-794; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Am I to rule this land for others—or myself?
(823; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
 
What a splendid king you'd make of a desert island—you and you alone.
(826; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
 
I go to wed the lord of the dark waters.
(908; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
 
You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
If a man could wail his own dirge before he dies,
he'd never finish.
(970-971; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
 
But if these men are wrong, let them suffer
nothing worse than they mete out to me—
these masters of injustice!
– (1019 - 1021; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Still the same rough winds, the wild passion
raging through the girl.
(1022 - 1023; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 

Lines 1091-1470 Quotes

Then reflect, my son: you are poised,
once more, on the razor-edge of fate.
(1099 - 1100; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
These arrows for your heart! Since you've raked me
I loose them like an archer in my anger,
arrows deadly true. You'll never escape their
burning, searing force.
(1206 - 1209; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Take me away, quickly, out of sight.
I don't even exist—I'm no one. Nothing.
(1445 - 1446; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Creon
 
The mighty words of the proud are paid in full
with mighty blows of fate, and at long last
those blows will teach us wisdom.
(1468 - 1470; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
 

Antigone Quotes

I have longer
to please the dead than please the living here:
in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever. (88-90; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
 
I will suffer
nothing as great as death without glory.(112-113; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
 
Like father like daughter,
passionate, wild…
she hasn't learned to bend before adversity.
(525-527; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
 
Spit her out,
like a mortal enemy—let the girl go.
Let her find a husband down among the dead.
(728-730; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
I go to wed the lord of the dark waters.
(908; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
 
You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
But if these men are wrong, let them suffer
nothing worse than they mete out to me—
these masters of injustice!
– (1019 - 1021; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Still the same rough winds, the wild passion
raging through the girl.
(1022 - 1023; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 

Creon Quotes

And speech and thought, quick as the wind
and the mood and mind for law that rules the city—
all these he has taught himself
and shelter from the arrows of the frost
when there's rough lodging under the cold clear sky
and the shafts of lashing rain—
ready, resourceful man!
Never without resources
never an impasse as he marches on the future—
only Death, from Death alone he will find no rescue
but from desperate plagues ha has plotted his escapes.
(396-405; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Spit her out,
like a mortal enemy—let the girl go.
Let her find a husband down among the dead.
(728-730; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
Anarchy!—
show me a greater crime in all the earth!
(751-752; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
 
Whoever thinks that he alone possesses intelligence,
the gift of eloquence, he and no one else,
and character too…such men, I tell you,
spread them open—you will find them empty.
(791-794; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Am I to rule this land for others—or myself?
(823; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
 
What a splendid king you'd make of a desert island—you and you alone.
(826; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
But if these men are wrong, let them suffer
nothing worse than they mete out to me—
these masters of injustice!
– (1019 - 1021; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
If a man could wail his own dirge before he dies,
he'd never finish.
(970-971; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
 
Then reflect, my son: you are poised,
once more, on the razor-edge of fate.
(1099 - 1100; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
These arrows for your heart! Since you've raked me
I loose them like an archer in my anger,
arrows deadly true. You'll never escape their
burning, searing force.
(1206 - 1209; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Take me away, quickly, out of sight.
I don't even exist—I'm no one. Nothing.
(1445 - 1446; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Creon
 
The mighty words of the proud are paid in full
with mighty blows of fate, and at long last
those blows will teach us wisdom.
(1468 - 1470; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
 

Haemon Quotes

Whoever thinks that he alone possesses intelligence,
the gift of eloquence, he and no one else,
and character too…such men, I tell you,
spread them open—you will find them empty.
(791-794; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
What a splendid king you'd make of a desert island—you and you alone.
(826; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
 

Tiresias Quotes

Then reflect, my son: you are poised,
once more, on the razor-edge of fate.
(1099 - 1100; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
These arrows for your heart! Since you've raked me
I loose them like an archer in my anger,
arrows deadly true. You'll never escape their
burning, searing force.
(1206 - 1209; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
 

The Chorus Quotes

And speech and thought, quick as the wind
and the mood and mind for law that rules the city—
all these he has taught himself
and shelter from the arrows of the frost
when there's rough lodging under the cold clear sky
and the shafts of lashing rain—
ready, resourceful man!
Never without resources
never an impasse as he marches on the future—
only Death, from Death alone he will find no rescue
but from desperate plagues ha has plotted his escapes.
(396-405; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
 
Like father like daughter,
passionate, wild…
she hasn't learned to bend before adversity.
(525-527; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
Blest, they are truly blest who all their lives
have never tasted devastation. For others, once
the gods have rocked a house to its foundations
the ruin will never cease, cresting on and on
from one generation on throughout the race—
like a great mounting tide
driven on by savage northern gales,
surging over the dead black depths
roiling up from the bottom dark heaves of sand
and the headlands, taking the storm's onslaught full-force,
roar, and the low moaning
echoes on and on
(656-666; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
 
Still the same rough winds, the wild passion
raging through the girl.
(1022 - 1023; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
 
Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
 
The mighty words of the proud are paid in full
with mighty blows of fate, and at long last
those blows will teach us wisdom.
(1468 - 1470; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
 

Quotes for the "Blindness vs. Sight" Theme

And speech and thought, quick as the wind
and the mood and mind for law that rules the city—
all these he has taught himself
and shelter from the arrows of the frost
when there's rough lodging under the cold clear sky
and the shafts of lashing rain—
ready, resourceful man!
Never without resources
never an impasse as he marches on the future—
only Death, from Death alone he will find no rescue
but from desperate plagues ha has plotted his escapes.
(396-405; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Fate vs. Free Will

Spit her out,
like a mortal enemy—let the girl go.
Let her find a husband down among the dead.
(728-730; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Whoever thinks that he alone possesses intelligence,
the gift of eloquence, he and no one else,
and character too…such men, I tell you,
spread them open—you will find them empty.
(791-794; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

What a splendid king you'd make of a desert island—you and you alone.
(826; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Still the same rough winds, the wild passion
raging through the girl.
(1022 - 1023; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Fate vs. Free Will

But if these men are wrong, let them suffer
nothing worse than they mete out to me—
these masters of injustice!
– (1019 - 1021; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Fate vs. Free Will

If a man could wail his own dirge before he dies,
he'd never finish.
(970-971; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Fate vs. Free Will

Then reflect, my son: you are poised,
once more, on the razor-edge of fate.
(1099 - 1100; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Fate vs. Free Will

These arrows for your heart! Since you've raked me
I loose them like an archer in my anger,
arrows deadly true. You'll never escape their
burning, searing force.
(1206 - 1209; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Fate vs. Free Will

Quotes for the "Natural Law" Theme

I have longer
to please the dead than please the living here:
in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever. (88-90; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Civil Disobedience

I will suffer
nothing as great as death without glory.(112-113; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Civil Disobedience

Like father like daughter,
passionate, wild…
she hasn't learned to bend before adversity.
(525-527; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Blest, they are truly blest who all their lives
have never tasted devastation. For others, once
the gods have rocked a house to its foundations
the ruin will never cease, cresting on and on
from one generation on throughout the race—
like a great mounting tide
driven on by savage northern gales,
surging over the dead black depths
roiling up from the bottom dark heaves of sand
and the headlands, taking the storm's onslaught full-force,
roar, and the low moaning
echoes on and on
(656-666; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
•Other themes related to this quote: Fate vs. Free Will

Am I to rule this land for others—or myself?
(823; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Whoever thinks that he alone possesses intelligence,
the gift of eloquence, he and no one else,
and character too…such men, I tell you,
spread them open—you will find them empty.
(791-794; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Still the same rough winds, the wild passion
raging through the girl.
(1022 - 1023; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Fate vs. Free Will

You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone

But if these men are wrong, let them suffer
nothing worse than they mete out to me—
these masters of injustice!
– (1019 - 1021; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Fate vs. Free Will

I go to wed the lord of the dark waters.
(908; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone

Then reflect, my son: you are poised,
once more, on the razor-edge of fate.
(1099 - 1100; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Fate vs. Free Will

Take me away, quickly, out of sight.
I don't even exist—I'm no one. Nothing.
(1445 - 1446; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Fate vs. Free Will

The mighty words of the proud are paid in full
with mighty blows of fate, and at long last
those blows will teach us wisdom.
(1468 - 1470; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Fate vs. Free Will

Quotes for the "Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty" Theme

I have longer
to please the dead than please the living here:
in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever. (88-90; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Civil Disobedience

I will suffer
nothing as great as death without glory.(112-113; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Civil Disobedience

And speech and thought, quick as the wind
and the mood and mind for law that rules the city—
all these he has taught himself
and shelter from the arrows of the frost
when there's rough lodging under the cold clear sky
and the shafts of lashing rain—
ready, resourceful man!
Never without resources
never an impasse as he marches on the future—
only Death, from Death alone he will find no rescue
but from desperate plagues ha has plotted his escapes.
(396-405; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Fate vs. Free Will

Like father like daughter,
passionate, wild…
she hasn't learned to bend before adversity.
(525-527; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law

Whoever thinks that he alone possesses intelligence,
the gift of eloquence, he and no one else,
and character too…such men, I tell you,
spread them open—you will find them empty.
(791-794; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Natural Law

Anarchy!—
show me a greater crime in all the earth!
(751-752; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon

Spit her out,
like a mortal enemy—let the girl go.
Let her find a husband down among the dead.
(728-730; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight

Am I to rule this land for others—or myself?
(823; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law

What a splendid king you'd make of a desert island—you and you alone.
(826; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Haemon
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight

Love, you mock us for your sport.
(894; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone, Haemon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Natural Law

I go to wed the lord of the dark waters.
(908; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Civil Disobedience, Fate vs. Free Will

You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Civil Disobedience, Fate vs. Free Will

Quotes for the "Civil Disobedience" Theme

I have longer
to please the dead than please the living here:
in the kingdom down below I'll lie forever. (88-90; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

I will suffer
nothing as great as death without glory.(112-113; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

I go to wed the lord of the dark waters.
(908; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Fate vs. Free Will

You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Fate vs. Free Will

Quotes for the "Fate vs. Free Will" Theme

And speech and thought, quick as the wind
and the mood and mind for law that rules the city—
all these he has taught himself
and shelter from the arrows of the frost
when there's rough lodging under the cold clear sky
and the shafts of lashing rain—
ready, resourceful man!
Never without resources
never an impasse as he marches on the future—
only Death, from Death alone he will find no rescue
but from desperate plagues ha has plotted his escapes.
(396-405; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1-416
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty

Blest, they are truly blest who all their lives
have never tasted devastation. For others, once
the gods have rocked a house to its foundations
the ruin will never cease, cresting on and on
from one generation on throughout the race—
like a great mounting tide
driven on by savage northern gales,
surging over the dead black depths
roiling up from the bottom dark heaves of sand
and the headlands, taking the storm's onslaught full-force,
roar, and the low moaning
echoes on and on
(656-666; Fagles)
Location: Lines 417-704
Speaker: The Chorus
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law

You went too far, the last limits of daring—
smashing against the high throne of Justice!
Your life's in ruins, child—I wonder…
do you pay for your father's terrible ordeal?
(943-946; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Civil Disobedience

I go to wed the lord of the dark waters.
(908; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law, Citizenship vs. Family Loyalty, Civil Disobedience

If a man could wail his own dirge before he dies,
he'd never finish.
(970-971; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight

Still the same rough winds, the wild passion
raging through the girl.
(1022 - 1023; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Antigone
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Natural Law

But if these men are wrong, let them suffer
nothing worse than they mete out to me—
these masters of injustice!
– (1019 - 1021; Fagles)
Location: Lines 705-1090
Speaker: Antigone
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Natural Law

Then reflect, my son: you are poised,
once more, on the razor-edge of fate.
(1099 - 1100; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight, Natural Law

These arrows for your heart! Since you've raked me
I loose them like an archer in my anger,
arrows deadly true. You'll never escape their
burning, searing force.
(1206 - 1209; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Tiresias
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Blindness vs. Sight

Take me away, quickly, out of sight.
I don't even exist—I'm no one. Nothing.
(1445 - 1446; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law

The mighty words of the proud are paid in full
with mighty blows of fate, and at long last
those blows will teach us wisdom.
(1468 - 1470; Fagles)
Location: Lines 1091-1470
Speaker: The Chorus
Mentioned or related: Creon
•Other themes related to this quote: Natural Law