'Medea' Quotes

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Medea is the famous play by the Greek, Euripides. To what extent would a mother go? Here are a few quotes from the Greek drama.
  • "Flow backward to your sources, sacred rivers,
    And let the world's great order be reversed.
    It is the thoughts of men that are deceitful,
    Their pledges that are loose."
    - Euripides, Medea

  • "I am afraid of you...
    You are a clever woman, versed in evil arts
    And are angry at having lost your husband's love.
    I hear that you are threatening, so they tell me,
    To do something against my daughter and Jason
    And me too."
    - Euripides, Medea

  • "I have often been the loser.
    Even now I know that I am making a mistake."
    - Euripides, Medea

  • "Do you think that I would ever have fawned on that man
    Unless I had some end to gain or profit in it?"
    - Euripides, Medea

  • "And when I have ruined the whole of Jason's house,
    I shall leave the land and flee from the murder of my
    Dear children, and I shall have done a dreadful deed.
    For it is not bearable to be mocked by enemies.
    So it must happen. What profit have I in life?
    I have no land, no home, no refuge from my pain."
    - Euripides, Medea

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