The Oedipus Plays

by: Sophocles

Section 10: Oedipus at Colonus, lines 1-576

Quotes Section 10: Oedipus at Colonus, lines 1-576
Citizen: And what’s there to gain from a man who cannot see? Oedipus: Whatever I say, there will be great vision in every word I say.
Look for the man! Who is he? Where’s he hiding?—where’s he gone, rushed away, where now? That man, of all men on earth the most shameless, desperate man alive!
Fate will never punish a man for returning harm first done to him. Deceit matches by deceit, the tables turned: treachery pays you back in pain, not kindness.