Sunday, July 22, 2012

Oedipus Complex

Oedipus Rex, oil on canvas, Max Ernst, 1922

Some quotes from Oedipus Rex:

That which men seek amain
  They find. 'Tis things forgotten that go by.

He who plucks a friend
Out from his heart hath lost a treasured thing
Dear as his own dear life.

Time alone can make men know
What hearts are true; the false one day can show.

  A fearful thing is knowledge, when to know
  Helpeth no end.


Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, tr. Gilbert Murray, London, George Allen & Unwin LTD, 1911