Book//mark – Oedipus Tyrannus | Sophocles, c 429 BC

Hermann Nitsch Oedipus 1990

Hermann Nitsch, Oedipus , 1990

“Oedipus: (looking up at the sun)
‘LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT never again flood these eyes with your white radiance, oh gods my eyes.”

“Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.”

“Weep not, everything must have its day.”

“The pains we inflict upon ourselves hurt most most of all.”

“A sight to touch e’en hatred’s self with pity.”

“If thou dost count a virtue stubbornness, unschooled by reason, thou art much astray.”

“Thou lov’st to speak in riddles and dark words.”

“Time, which sees all things, has found you out.”

“Walls, towers, and ships, they all are nothing with no men to keep the wall.”

“tis greater far To rule a people than a wilderness.”

“To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away”

“All my care is you, and all my pleasure yours.”

“Like a star his envied fortune mounted beaming far and wide: Now
he sinks in seas of anguish, whelmed beneath a raging tide.”

Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, c 429 BC

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