The Oedipus Plays

by: Sophocles

Section 6: Oedipus the King, lines 338-706

1

The truth with all its power lives inside me.

2

Blind, lost in the night, endless night that nursed you! You can’t hurt me or anyone else who sees the light—you can never touch me.

3

Revealed at last, brother and father both to the children he embraces, to his mother son and husband both—he sowed the loins his father sowed, he spilled his father’s blood!