Quotes About Helen Of Troy

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Quotes About Helen Of Troy

I dont want anyone fighting over me," Kate said. "Its not worth it." "Like hell its not." Samuel turned to her. "Dont ever say youre not worth it, Katie. Youre worth epic battles. Entire wars." Her heart pinched. "Samuel ... " "Yes, Helen of Troy?" She thought she saw him wink as he backed away, reaching for a sword to match Evans. After all this time ... he would choose this moment to be charming.
— Tessa Dare —

There are many different experiences that cause girls to relinquish their true selves. In early adolescence girls learn how important appearance is in defining social acceptability. Attractiveness is both a necessary and a sufficient condition for girls' success. This is an old, old problem. Helen of Troy didn't launch a thousand ships because she was a hard worker. Juliet wasn't loved for her math ability.

— Mary Pipher

But she's only a woman!" The watch captain shook his head again. "So was Helen of Troy, sir. Look what she started.

— Ruth Downie

Move over, Helen of Troy; Jenny Trout is going to wage a war on good health and fit bodies!

— Jennifer Armintrout

CHORUS: Helen! wild mad Helen
you murdered so many beneath Troy.
Now you've crowned yourself one final perfect time,
a crown of blood that will not wash away.
Strife walks with you everywhere you go.
KLYTAIMESTRA: Oh, stop whining.
And why get angry at Helen?
As if she singlehandedly destroyed those multitudes of men.
As if she all alone made this wound in us

— Anne Carson

What thought engendered the spirit of Circe, or gave to a Helen the lust of tragedy? What lit the walls of Troy? Or prepared the woes of an Andromache? By what demon counsel was the fate of Hamlet prepared? And why did the weird sisters plan ruin to the murderous Scot?
Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
In a mulch of darkness are bedded the roots of endless sorrows - and of endless joys. Canst thou fix thine eye on the morning? Be glad. And if in the ultimate it blind thee, be glad also! Thou hast lived.

— Theodore Dreiser

I don't want anyone fighting over me," Kate said. "It's not worth it."
"Like hell it's not." Samuel turned to her. "Don't ever say you're not worth it, Katie. You're worth epic battles. Entire wars."
Her heart pinched. "Samuel ... "
"Yes, Helen of Troy?" She thought she saw him wink as he backed away, reaching for a sword to match Evan's.
After all this time ... he would choose this moment to be charming.

— Tessa Dare

Passing beauties are only the fugitive reflections of the eternal. All beauty alters and all life melts away; in short, everything passes with marvelous rapidity; beautiful Helen of Troy has become a toothless skull, then a handful of dust, then nothing.

— Eliphas Levi

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