Sappho's Quotes

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Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I took my lyre and said: come now, I took my lyre and said: come now, my heavenly tortoise shell: become a speaking instrument. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Eros, again now, the loosener of limbs troubles Eros, again now, the loosener of limbs troubles me,
Bittersweet, sly, uncontrollable creature ... . — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Wealth without virtue is no harmless neighbor. Wealth without virtue is no harmless neighbor. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Someone will remember us I say even in Someone will remember us
I say
even in another time — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: For me, neither the honey nor the bee For me, neither the honey nor the bee — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: neither for me honey nor the honey bee neither for me honey nor the honey bee — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: How love the limb-loosener sweeps me away How love the limb-loosener sweeps me away — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Evening you gather backall that dazzling dawn has Evening you gather back
all that dazzling dawn has put asunder:
you gather a lamb, gather a kid,
gather a child to its mother. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I will let my body flow like water I will let my body flow like water over the gentle cushions. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Although only breath, words which I speak are Although only breath, words which I speak are immortal. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: What is beautiful is good, and who is What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: ]sing to usthe one with violets in her ]sing to us
the one with violets in her lap
]mostly
]goes astray — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Eros seizes and shakes my very soul like Eros seizes and shakes my very soul like the wind on the mountain
shaking ancient oaks. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: The dice of love are shouting and madness. The dice of love are shouting and madness. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Once again love drives me on, that loosener Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I have a daughter who reminds me of I have a daughter who reminds me of A marigold in bloom. Kle — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Whatever one loves most is beautiful. Whatever one loves most is beautiful. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: He who is fair to look upon is He who is fair to look upon is good, and he who is good will soon be fair also. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: You're Sappho, I'm Phaon, agreed.But there's one thing You're Sappho, I'm Phaon, agreed.
But there's one thing still troubling me:
You don't know your way to the sea. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Once again Love, that loosener of limbs,bittersweet and Once again Love, that loosener of limbs,
bittersweet and inescapable, crawling thing,
seizes me. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Eros the melter of limbs (now again) stirs Eros the melter of limbs (now again) stirs me -
sweetbitter unmanageable creature who steals in — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I do not know what to do, my I do not know what to do, my mind's in two. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: You came and I was crazy for youand You came and I was crazy for you
and you cooled my mind that burned with longing — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Beauty endures only for as long as it Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: You came and I was longing for you.You You came and I was longing for you.
You cooled a heart that burned with desire. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: May you sleep on the breast of your May you sleep on the breast of your delicate friend — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I know not what to do, my mind I know not what to do, my mind is divided — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: For some the fairest thing on the dark For some the fairest thing on the dark earth is Thermopylae,
And the Spartan phalanx lowering lances to die. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Their heart grew coldthey let their wings down Their heart grew cold
they let their wings down — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: AndHer soul! Her soul is consumed by this And
Her soul! Her soul is consumed by this longing. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: There is no place for grief in a There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Stand to face me belovedAnd open out the Stand to face me beloved
And open out the grace of your eyes — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: The evening star Is the most beautiful of The evening star Is the most beautiful of all stars — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: If you are squeamishDon't prod thebeach rubble. If you are squeamish
Don't prod the
beach rubble. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: In gold sandals / dawn like a thief In gold sandals / dawn like a thief / fell upon me. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: No honey for me, if it comes with No honey for me, if it comes with a bee. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Because I prayedthis word:I want Because I prayed
this word:
I want — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Cesare Pavese: For women, history does not exist. Murasaki, Sappho, For women, history does not exist. Murasaki, Sappho, and Madame Lafayette might be their own contemporaries. — Cesare Pavese
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Stars veil their beauty soon / Beside the Stars veil their beauty soon / Beside the glorious moon, / When her full silver light / Doth make the whole earth bright. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Mere air, these words, but delicious to hear. Mere air, these words, but delicious to hear. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Dancing up the full moonRound some fair new Dancing up the full moon
Round some fair new altar
Trample the soft blossoms of fine grass. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: The moon has setAnd the Pleiades.Midnight.I lie in The moon has set
And the Pleiades.
Midnight.
I lie in bed alone. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: ...but I say whatever / one loves, is ...but I say whatever / one loves, is — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Nick Cave: You searched through all my poets, From Sappho You searched through all my poets, From Sappho through to Auden, I saw the book fall from your hands, As you slowly died of boredom. — Nick Cave
Sappho's Quotes By Jeanette Winterson: Know thyself,' said Socrates.Know thyself,' said Sappho, 'and Know thyself,' said Socrates.
Know thyself,' said Sappho, 'and make sure that the Church never finds out. — Jeanette Winterson
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Love - bittersweet, irrepressible - loosens my limbs Love - bittersweet, irrepressible - loosens my limbs and I tremble. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Love, like a mountain-wind upon an oak, falling Love, like a mountain-wind upon an oak, falling upon me, shakes me leaf and bough. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Death must be an evil and the gods Death must be an evil and the gods agree; for why else would they live for ever? — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Plato: Some thoughtlessly proclaim the Muses nine:A tenth is Some thoughtlessly proclaim the Muses nine:
A tenth is Sappho, maid divine. — Plato
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Stand and face me, my love,and scatter the Stand and face me, my love,
and scatter the grace in your eyes.
Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: The gorgeous man presents a gorgeous view;The good The gorgeous man presents a gorgeous view;
The good man will in time be gorgeous, too. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: [I was dreaming of you but]just thenDawn, in [I was dreaming of you but]
just then
Dawn, in her golden sandals
[woke me] — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: The touched heart madly stirs,your laughter is water The touched heart madly stirs,
your laughter is water hurrying over pebbles -
every gesture is a proclamation,
every sound is speech ... — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: The moon has set, and the Pleiades; it The moon has set, and the Pleiades; it is midnight, and time passes, and I sleep alone. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: gathering flowers so very delicate a girl gathering flowers so very delicate a girl — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I said: 'Go with my blessing if you I said: 'Go with my blessing if you go
Always remembering what we did. To me
You have meant everything, as you well know. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: You may forget butlet me tell youthis: someone You may forget but
let me tell you
this: someone in
some future time
will think of us — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Love shook my heartLike the wind on the Love shook my heart
Like the wind on the mountain
rushing over the oak trees. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: May I write words more naked than flesh,stronger May I write words more naked than flesh,
stronger than bone, more resilient than
sinew, sensitive than nerve. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: You may blame Aphrodite soft as she is You may
blame Aphrodite
soft as she is
she has almost
killed me with
love for that boy — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Eros harrows my heart: wild gales sweeping desolate Eros harrows my heart: wild gales sweeping desolate mountains, uprooting oaks. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: We shall enjoy itAs for him who findsfault, We shall enjoy it
As for him who finds
fault, may silliness
and sorrow take him! — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Camille Paglia: Sappho and Emily Dickinson are the only woman Sappho and Emily Dickinson are the only woman geniuses in poetic history. — Camille Paglia
Sappho's Quotes By George Meredith: George Eliot has the heart of Sappho; but George Eliot has the heart of Sappho; but the face, with the long proboscis, the protruding teeth of the Apocalyptic horse, betrayed animality. — George Meredith
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: When anger spreads through the breath, guard thy When anger spreads through the breath, guard thy tongue from barking idly. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Gracious your form and your eyes as honey Gracious your form and your eyes as honey : desire is poured upon your lovely face Aphrodite has honored you exceedingly ... — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Someone, I tell you, in another time will Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: I would not think to touch the sky I would not think to touch the sky with two arms — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: In the crooks of your body, I find In the crooks of your body, I find my religon. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: for you beautiful ones my thoughtis not changeable for you beautiful ones my thought
is not changeable — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Robert Browning: Sappho survives, because we sing her songs; And Sappho survives, because we sing her songs; And Eschylus, because we read his plays! — Robert Browning
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Hesperus bringing together All that the morning star Hesperus bringing together All that the morning star scattered. — Sappho
Sappho's Quotes By Sappho: Death is an evil; the gods have so Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die. — Sappho