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Quote Left There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. Homer (~700 BC), The Odyssey Quote Right
Quote Left The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name. Quote Right
Quote Left But all is changed, that high horse riderless, Though mounted in that saddle Homer rode... Quote Right
Quote Left It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Quote Right
Quote Left The argument of Alcidamas: Everyone honours the wise. Thus the Parians have honoured Archilochus, in spite of his bitter tongue; the Chians Homer, though he was not their countryman; the Mytilenaeans Sappho, though she was a woman; the Lacedaemonians actually made Chilon a member of their senate, though they are the least literary of men; the inhabitants of Lampsacus gave public burial to Anaxagoras, though he was an alien, and honour him even to this day. Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom never lies Quote Right
Quote Left The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one's own growing inner self.... T... Quote Right
Quote Left Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Quote Right
Quote Left Last night's homer was Willie Stargell's 399th career home run, leaving him one shy of 500. Quote Right
Quote Left Beer. Now there's a temporary solution Quote Right
Quote Left Nobody wants to see a two-run homer, ... But I do like the way he handled himself. That's a lot to ask of this kid, but we're trying to have more weapons. And he's got a lot of them. He just didn't get the ball in far enough. Quote Right
Quote Left Read Homer once, and you can read no more. For all books else appear so mean, and so poor. Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, and Homer will be all the books you need. Quote Right
Quote Left LISA: Dad, why are you dedicating you life to blasphemy? HOMER: Don't worry, sweetheart. If I'm wrong, I'll recant on my deathbed. Quote Right
Quote Left Lisa: Why are you dedicating your life to blasphemy? Homer: Don't worry, sweetheart. If I'm wrong, I'll recant on my deathbed. Quote Right
Quote Left Police chief wiggum: Put out an A.P.B on Uosdwis R Dewoh, better start with greek town! Detective: Thats Homer J Simpson chief! You're reading it upside down. Police chief wiggum: Err.. cancel that A.P.B! But err bring back some of them errm giro's! Detective: Eh, chief.. You're talking into your wallet! Quote Right
Quote Left I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't worry, Homer. Nine out of ten religions fail in their first year. Quote Right
Quote Left Socrates called beauty a short-lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods. Quote Right
Quote Left There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer. Quote Right
Quote Left All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens. Quote Right
Quote Left Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer? Quote Right
Quote Left Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He star'd at the Pacific--and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise-- Silent, upon a peak in Darien. Quote Right
Quote Left Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully. Quote Right