Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thought for the Day

Creon, speaking to Oedipus after the latter has had a meltdown and started verbally abusing everyone around him:

"Natures like yours chiefly torment themselves."

Not just the truth of the statement, but the elegance of saying it in six words. (I don't have the Greek in front of me, but usually Greek comes into English with a few extra words, so it might even be less in the original.)


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