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The Song of Achilles Quotes by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles Quotes by Madeline Miller

The song of Achilles is a story of the Greek Heroic Age, the story is based on Petroclus’s perspective. The story follows the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles, from their first meeting to their exploit during the Trojan war. The main focus of this book is on their romantic relationship

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Anyway, you guys are here to read the quotes of this Orange Prize award winner, lets get into the list of the quotes. 

Best Quotes from “The Song of Achilles” Book:-

1. “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

2. “He is half of my soul, as the poets say.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

3. “We were like gods at the dawning of the world, & our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

4. “I am made of memories.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

5. “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.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

6. “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

7. “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.”

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― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

8. “He smiled, and his face was like the sun.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

9. “There are no bargains between lion and men. I will kill you and eat you raw.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

10. “He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

11. “Name one hero who was happy.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

12. “Chiron had said once that nations were the most foolish of mortal inventions. “No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from.”

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― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

13. “I feel like I could eat the world raw.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

14. “We reached for each other, and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake loving him in silence.”

15. “I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

16. “Chiron had said once that nations were the most foolish of mortal inventions. “No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

17. “We are all there, goddess and mortal and the boy who was both.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

18. “When I am dead, I charge you to mingle our ashes and bury us together.”

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― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

19. “It is right to seek peace for the dead. You and I both know there is no peace for those who live after.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

20. “You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature.”

― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Wrapping Up

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