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51 Best Quotes by Achilles

The editorial team of Tales By Males would like to present the best Quotes by Achilles, A hero of the Trojan War from the Greek mythology who was a true soldier fought for the lives of millions of people

Achilles’ words give the courage for millions of people to fight for equality and their rights of freedom. We live in a world where there are still people who don’t have food to eat and also some people having billions of dollars to spend on materialistic things.

What we all lack is the courage to step up do something good for this humanity and in this we have brought the best of quotes by Achilles’ to give you the courage to fight for people’s rights.

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Here are the 51 Best Quotes by Achilles

  1. “You gave me peace in a lifetime of war.”
  2. “We reached for each other, and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake loving him in silence.”
  1. “In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.”
  2. “As for the goddess’s answer, I did not care. I would have no need of her. I did not plan to live after he was gone.”
  3. “Achilles’ eyes were bright in the firelight, his face drawn sharply by the flickering shadows. I would know is in dark or disguise, told myself. I would know it even in madness.”
  4. “I think: this is what I will miss. I think: I will kill myself rather than miss it. I think: how long do we have?”
  5. “Achilles’ eyes lift. They are bloodshot and dead. “I wish he had let you all die.”
  1. “Imagine a king who fights his own battles. Wouldn’t that be a sight.”
  2. “The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal. Because any moment might be our last. Everything’s more beautiful because we’re doomed.”
  3. “Who was he if not destined for fame?”
  4. “I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.”
  5. “Later Achilles would play the lyre, as Chiron and I listened. My mother’s lyre. He had brought it with him.”
  1. “Immortality! Take it! It’s yours!”
  2. “He looked different in sleep, beautiful but cold as moonlight.”
  3. “We are all there, goddess and mortal, and the boy who was both.”
  4. “Play your tricks on me. But not on my cousin.”
  5. “Is there no one else? Is there no one else?!”
  6. “Patroclus, he says, Patroclus. Patroclus. Over and over until it is sound only.”
  7. “I wish I had known,’ I said, the first day when he showed it to me.”
  8. “Greece got along fine before I was born. And Greece will remain Greece long after I am gone.”
  1. “Peleus acknowledged this. “Yet other boys will be envious that you have chosen such a one. What will you tell them?”
  2. “When I am dead, I charge you to mingle our ashes and bury us together.”
  3. “Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are! We are lions! Do you know what’s there, waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It’s yours!”
  4. “We reached for each other and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake in this room loving him in silence.”
  5. “I will tell them nothing.” The answer came with no hesitation, clear and crisp. “It is not for them to say what I will do.”
  1. “We men are wretched things.”
  2. “This is how I think of us when I remember our nights at Troy: Achilles and I beside each other, Phoenix smiling and Automedon stuttering through the punch lines of jokes, and Briseis with her secret eyes and quick, spilling laughter.”
  3. “Achilles weeps. He cradles me, and will not eat, nor speak a word other than my name.”
  4. “There are no pacts between lions and men. Now you know who you’re fighting.”
  5. “I conjure the boy I knew. Achilles, grinning as the figs blur in his hands. His green eyes laughing into mine. Catch, he says. Achilles, outlined against the sky, hanging from a branch over the river.”
  6. “This is what Achilles will feel like when he is old. And then I remembered: he will never be old.”
  1. “You gave him the honor of your sword. You won’t have eyes tonight; you won’t have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know: this is Hector, the fool who thought he killed Achilles.”
  2. “We reached for each other, and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake loving him in silence.”
  3. “I saw then how I had changed. I did not mind anymore that I lost when we raced and I lost when we swam out to the rocks and I lost when we tossed spears or skipped stones. For who can be ashamed to lose to such beauty? It was enough to watch him win, to see the soles of his feet flashing as they kicked up sand, or the rise and fall of his shoulders as he pulled through the salt. It was enough.”
  4. “You gave him the honor of your sword. You won’t have eyes tonight, you won’t have ears or a tongue. You will wander the underworld blind, deaf, and dumb, and all the dead will know – this is Hector, the fool who thought he killed Achilles.”
  5. “Perhaps he simply assumed: a bitterness of habit, of the boy after boy trained for music and medicine, and unleashed for murder.”
  1. “Like a girl, a baby running after her mother, begging to be picked up, and she tugs on her skirts, holding her back as she tries to hurry off—all tears, fawning up at her, till she takes her in her arms… That’s how you look, Patroclus, streaming live tears.”
  2. “You’re a far better king than the one leading this army.”
  3. “My life is more to me than all the wealth of Ilius.”
  4. “You sack of wine!”
  5. “The ship’s boards were still sticky with new resin. We leaned over the railing to wave our last farewell, the sun-warm wood pressed against our bellies. The sailors heaved up the anchor, square and chalky with barnacles, and loosened the sails. Then they took their seats at the oars that fringed the boat like eyelashes, waiting for the count. The drums began to beat, and the oars lifted and fell, taking us to Troy.”
  6. “The heat rose up my neck, wrapped fingers over my face. His hair fell around me, and I could smell nothing but him. The grain of his lips seemed to rest a hairsbreadth from mine.”
  1. “‘Ah.’ A sly smile spread across his face; he had always loved defiance. ‘Well, why should I kill him? He’s done nothing to me.'”
  2. “We cannot say who will survive the holocaust of memory.”
  3. “Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”
  4. “And you think that no one but me can kill Hector.”
  5. “I saw then how I had changed. I did not mind anymore, that I lost when we raced and I lost when we swam out to the rocks and I lost when we tossed spears or skipped stones. For who can be ashamed to lose to such beauty? It was enough to watch him win, to see the soles of his feet flashing as they kicked up sand, or the rise and fall of his shoulders as he pulled through the salt. It was enough.”
  6. “Myrmidons! My brothers of the sword! I would rather fight beside you than any army of thousands! Let no man forget how menacing we are! We are lions! Do you know what’s there, waiting beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It’s yours!”
  7. “What had Deidameia thought would happen, I wondered when she had her women dance for me? Had she really thought I would not know him? I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell, I would know him blind, by the way, his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
  8. “He was watching me closely, reading my face over and over, like a priest searching the auguries for an answer. I could see the slight line in his forehead that meant utmost concentration.”
  1. “Something shifted in me then, like the frozen surface of the Apidanos in spring. I had seen the way he looked at Deidameia; or rather the way he did not. It was the same way he had looked at the boys in Phtia, blank, and unseeing. He had never, not once, looked at me that way.”

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