21 Greek Chorus Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Greek Chorus Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The Greeks could be a crushing bore. I recommend dressing everyone in combat fatigues or S&M gear. — Sophocles

Drink, live like the Greeks, eat, gorge. — Plautus

I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. — Virgil

In the world over, the very name of our country is immediately associated with the Parthenon. — Melina Mercouri

Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. — Homer

Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury; ... [and] I have been appointed leader of the Greeks. — Arrian

If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her. — Odysseas Elytis

The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day. — David Sedaris

We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing — Thucydides

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words. — Robert South

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Read quotes by Virgil

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Melina Mercouri
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More Greek Chorus Quotes

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Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. In other countries, the business of laughing is left to the viewers. Here, their laughter is put on the screen, integrated into the show. It is the screen that is laughing and having a good time. You are simply left alone with your consternation. — Jean Baudrillard

We're not mere spectators, or a cosmic accident, or some sideshow, or the Greek chorus to the main event. The human experience IS the main event. — Terence McKenna

I was nurtured on Greek Mythology and the classical epics. I lived and breathed Homer. Other mythologies - the Russian, the Norse, the Persian, the Indian, Egyptian, etc. - all came later. First and foremost were the Greeks, and they were all living in my head as though I were Zeus and they were a clamoring Chorus of Athenas. — Vera Nazarian

Mancil Travis - I have always had a fascination with this character from my hometown. When I put pen to paper to recount stories I knew of him, I kept hearing this dream sequence in my head that was Willie Sugarcapps harmonies singing like a Greek chorus, "White carnations." — Will Kimbrough

Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. It is unrelenting; the news, the stock-exchange reports, and the weather forecast are about the only things spared. — Jean Baudrillard

Baseball is an art! A drama! A ballet without music! Let us give it a Greek chorus! — Deborah Wiles

All I had, originally, were pages of Nolan's dialogue. I think his character serves the story in a nice way. He's a Greek chorus for the goings-on in the Hamptons. — Gabriel Mann

That's always a cool thing to be the voice of what the eyes are seeing. It gives you the role of the Greek chorus and that's always fun to do. — Jorge Garcia

Plays are just all sort of playful asides, and there's a great deal of reference here to Greek mythology, plays, and dramas. The idea of the chorus is really important in Greek drama and I loved the idea of including that. — Lauren Groff

What we're trying to do as writers is rescue, preserve this space of thoughtfulness of language, of a deeper and more honest appreciation of our reality. And, so, we have to work even harder as writers against this tide of silliness, against this tide of superficiality, against this horrible Greek chorus on Twitter where everyone is insulting each other and now we have an insulter-in-chief, who's risen to the presidency by insulting people. — Hector Tobar

I'm intrigued by the classic Greek tragedies, as well as by the idea of the Greek chorus. — Joseph Boyden

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