Quotes from “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

caterina
caterinahas quotedlast year
My hand closed over his. “You must not kill Hector,” I said.
He looked up, his beautiful face framed by the gold of his hair. “My mother told you the rest of the prophecy.”
“She did.”
“And you think that no one but me can kill Hector.”
“Yes,” I said.
“And you think to steal time from the Fates?”
“Yes.”
“Ah.” A sly smile spread across his face; he had always loved defiance. “Well, why should I kill him? He’s done nothing to me.”
b0479629685
b0479629685has quotedlast year
I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.
camillepineda188
camillepineda188has quoted3 years ago
Some had a whole epic, others just a verse.
maliahalexandria
maliahalexandriahas quotedlast year
“If you have to go, you know I will go with you.”
andrea
andreahas quotedlast year
“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?”
“Perhaps,” Achilles admitted.
andrea
andreahas quotedlast year
ACHILLES, it reads. And beside it, PATROCLUS.
andrea
andreahas quotedlast year
We cannot bury one without the other.
andrea
andreahas quotedlast year
Achilles smiles as his face strikes the earth.
andrea
andreahas quotedlast year
“Philtatos,” Achilles says, sharply. Most beloved.
moose4343
moose4343has quoted2 years ago
we have wrestled, my own skin smells like it.
He puts a hand down, to lean against. The muscles in his arms curve softly, appearing and disappearing as he moves. His eyes are deep green on mine.
My pulse jumps, for no reason I can name. He has looked at me a thousand thousand times, but there is something different in this gaze, an intensity I do not know. My mouth is dry, and I can hear the sound of my throat as I swallow.
He watches me. It seems that he is waiting.
I shift, an infinitesimal movement, towards him. It is like the leap from a waterfall. I do not know, until then, what I am going to do. I lean forward and our lips land clumsily on each other. They are
camillepineda188
camillepineda188has quoted3 years ago
He is half of my soul, as the poets say. He will be dead soon, and his honor is all that will remain.
Eleanor Allen
Eleanor Allenhas quoted3 years ago
He pressed against me, crushing my lips to wine.
acovo728
acovo728has quoted2 months ago
But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?
maliahalexandria
maliahalexandriahas quotedlast year
“I feel like I could eat the world raw.”
camillepineda188
camillepineda188has quoted3 years ago
They lie in the dark and hate each other.
xilvier
xilvierhas quoted12 hours ago
He is half of my soul, as the poets say.
xilvier
xilvierhas quoted14 hours ago
“I asked her to protect you,” he said. “After.”
xilvier
xilvierhas quoted14 hours ago
he had light enough to make heroes of them all.
Leyluskaleyla
Leyluskaleylahas quoted18 hours ago
My father was angry. “Son of Laertes, I do not remember inviting you to speak.”
The man smiled. “I was not invited. I interrupted. But you need not fear my interference. I have no vested interest in the matter. I speak only as an observer.”
Leyluskaleyla
Leyluskaleylahas quoted18 hours ago
Your son is not yet a man.” Tyndareus’ voice seemed far away. I could detect nothing in it.
“He need not be. I am man enough for both of us.”
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