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1. "No encounter occured that day, and I was glad of it; I took out of my pocket a little Homer I had not opened since leaving Marseilles, reread three lines of the Odyssey, learned them by heart; then, finding sufficient sustenance in their rhythm and reveling in them at leisure, I closed the book and remained, trembling, more alive than I had thought possible, my mind numb with happiness."
Author: André Gide
2. "In New York, after that famous home run, they expected me to be up there every year. That homer raised me to a high level, with the top guys in the game."
Author: Bobby Thomson
3. "Seeds in a dry pod, tick, tick, tick, Tick, tick, tick, what little iambics, While Homer and Whitman roared in the pines."
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
4. "Troja ist verfallen seit mehr als dreitausend Jahren. Homer lebt."
Author: Ernst Beutler
5. "...cred ca marii poeti contimporani ai lui Homer îl dispretuiau pe acesta si cred ca Iliada nu interesa atunci cum nu intereseaza (decât cu interesul estetic diminuat al d-lui Vianu) nici astazi. Marii poeti ai acelor vremuri au murit astazi. Chiar daca astazi am descoperi manuscrisele lor, semn al genialitatii lor, nu le-am putea întelege si reabilita, caci au murit, cu sensurile lor, cu ultimele lor vibrari. (...) Caci nu vedeti ca totul se usuca? Nu vedeti ca poezia, vie, fragila la început, devine document uscat? Ca Iliada nu este a poetilor, ci a arheologilor? Dar, pe portiuni de timp foarte mici, ca poezia geniala (da! da!) a lui Ion Minulescu în 1909 este în 1933 tâmpita."
Author: Eugène Ionesco
6. "Not like Homer would I write,Not like Dante if I might,Not like Shakespeare at his best,Not like Goethe or the rest,Like myself, however small,Like myself, or not at all."
Author: Homer
7. "It was Nurse Caroline who introduced Homer to young Dr. Harlow, who was in the throes of growing out his bangs; a cowlick persisted in making his forehead look meager; a floppy shelf of straw-colored hair gave Dr. Harlow's eyes the constant anxiousness of someone peering from under the brim of a hat.‘Oh yes, Wells – our ether expert,' Dr. Harlow said snidely.‘I grew up in an orphanage,' said Homer Wells. ‘I did a lot of helping out around the hospital.'‘But surely you never administered any ether?' said Dr. Harlow.‘Surely not,' lied Homer Wells. As Dr. Larch had discovered with the board of trustees, it was especially gratifying to lie to unlikable people."
Author: John Irving
8. "Homer and Candy passed by the empty and brightly lit dispensary; they peeked into Nurse Angela's empty office. Homer knew better than to peek into the delivery room when the light was on. From the dormitory, they could hear Dr. Larch's reading voice. Although Candy held tightly to his hand, Homer was inclined to hurry – in order not to miss the bedtime story."
Author: John Irving
9. "You are my work of art," Wilbur Larch told Homer Wells. "Everything else has just been a job. I don't know if you've got a work of art in you," Larch concluded in his letter to Homer, "but I know what your job is,and you know what it is, too."
Author: John Irving
10. "Babies are such fascinating creatures," said Anne dreamily. "They are what I heard somebody at Redmond call 'terrific bundles of potentialities.' Think of it, Katherine . . . Homer must have been a baby once . . . a baby with dimples and great eyes full of light . . . he couldn't have been blind then, of course."
Author: L.M. Montgomery
11. "I also became a poet, and for one year lived in a Paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated."
Author: Mary Shelley
12. "So when a man surrenders to the sound of music and lets its sweet, soft, mournful strains, which we have just described, be funnelled into his soul through his ears, and gives up all his time to the glamorous moanings of song, the effect at first on his energy and initiative of mind, if he has any, is to soften it as iron is softened in a furnace, and made workable instead of hard and unworkable: but if he persists and does not break the enchantment, the next stage is that it melts and runs, till the spirit has quite run out of him and his mental sinews (if I may so put it) are cut, and he has become what Homer calls "a feeble fighter"."
Author: Plato
13. "As a text, the Quran is more than the foundation of the Islamic religion; it is the source of Arabic grammar. It is to Arabic what Homer is to Greek, what Chaucer is to English: a snapshot of an evolving language, frozen forever in time"
Author: Reza Aslan
14. "Indoors, the evening gets you'd say festive, with Maxine riding Horst for the better part of an hour, not that it's anybody's business of course, and coming a number of times, at last fiercely in sync with Horst, not long after which, owing to some extrasensory cue from the television, whose mute feature has been engaged, they surface from their post-orgy daze in time to witness Derek Jeter's clutch tenth-inning homer and another trademark Yankee win. "Yes!" Horst beginning to scream in delighted disbelief. "And it better be Keanu Reeves in the biopic!"
Author: Thomas Pynchon
15. "Physical objects are conceptually imported into the situation as convenient intermediaries not by definition in terms of experience, but simply as irreducible posits comparable, epistemologically, to the gods of Homer . . . For my part I do, qua lay physicist, believe in physical objects and not in Homer's gods; and I consider it a scientific error to believe otherwise. But in point of epistemological footing, the physical objects and the gods differ only in degree and not in kind. Both sorts of entities enter our conceptions only as cultural posits."
Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

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A voice that had traversed the centuries, so heavy it broke what it touched, so heavy I feared it would ring in me with eternal resonance, a voice rusty with the sound of curses and the hoarse cries that issue from the delta in the last paroxysm of orgasm."
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