Antigone Quotes

Ismene speaking to Antigone “We are only women; We cannot fight with men, Antigone”
Antigone speaking to Creon “It was not God’s proclamation. That final Justice. That rules the world below makes no such laws. Your edict, King, was strong.”
Ismene speaking to Antigone “The law is strong, we must give in to the law In this thing, and in worse. I beg the Dead To forgive me, but I am helpless: I must yield.
Choragos “Both headstrong, deaf to reason!”
Creon speaking to Haimon “So you are right not to lose your head over this women.”
Creon speaking to Haimon “Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He’s fit for public authority.”
Creon speaking to Haimon “We keep the laws then, and the lawmakers, and no woman shall seduce us. If we must lose, Let’s lose to a man, at least! Is a woman stronger than we?
Haimon speaking to Creon “They say no woman has ever, so unreasonably, Died so shameful a death for a generous act:’She covered her brother’s body. Is this indecent? She kept him from dogs and vultures. Is this a crime?'”
Haimon speaking to Creon I beg you, do not be unchangeable: Do not believe that you alone can be right.”
Creon speaking to Haimon “This boy, it seems, has sold out to a woman.”
Creon speaking to Haimon “Fool, adolescent fool! Taken in by a woman!”
Haimon speaking to Creon “Then she must die.–But her death will cause another.”
Chorus “What woman has ever found your way to death?
Antigone speaking to Chorus “Be witnesses for me, denied all pity, Unjustly judged! and think a word of love, For her whose path turns.”
Antigone speaking about Creon to the Chorus “May his punishment equal my own!”
Antigone speaking about Creon to the Chorus “You will remember what things I suffer, and at what men’s hands, because I would not transgress the laws of heaven.”
Teiresias speaking to Creon “I tell you, Creon, you yourself have brought this new calamity upon us.”
Teiresias speaking to Creon “Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong. And repairds the evil. The only crime is pride.”
Teiresias speaking to Creon “This is your crime: and the Furies and the dark gods of Hell are swift with terrible punishment for you.”
Choragos speaking to Creon “The old man has gone, King, but his worlds remain to plague us. I am old, too, but I cannot remember that he was ever false.”
Creon speaking to Choragos “That is true. . . . It troubles me. Oh it is hard to give in! but it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.”
Creon speaking to Choragos “It is hard to deny the heart! But I will do it: I will not fight with destiny.”
Choragos “Bearing his own damnation in his arms.”
Creon “Nothing you say can touch me any more. My own blind heart has brought me.”
Creon “O port of death, deaf world. Is there no pity for me? And you, Angel of evil, I was dead, and your words are death again. Is it true, boy? Can it be true! Is my wife dead? Has death bred death?
Creon “i alone an guilty!”
Creon “Lead me away. I have been rash and foolish.”
Creon “I look for comfort; my comfort lies here dead.”
Creon “Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust.”

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