One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality.
The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.
To say ‘we’ and mean ‘I’ is one of the most recondite insults.
Your love to me was like an unread book.
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
There have been only rare moments in history where individual histories were able to run their course without wars or revolutions.
We have gotten away from this double aspect of either putting the character back into historical events or of making a historical event of his very life.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.