Top 30 Odyssey Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Odyssey Quotes from famous people such as Lana Wachowski, Ralph H. Baer, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Margaret Atwood, Franz Wright, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I read The Odyssey all the time. I always get something

I read The Odyssey all the time. I always get something out of it.
Lana Wachowski
‘Pong’ is simply a knockoff of the Odyssey Ping-Pong game.
Ralph H. Baer
I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
The story as told in The Odyssey doesn’t hold water. There are too many inconsistencies.
Margaret Atwood
When I was nine, I started reading Homer. I would get up at four o’clock in the morning, before I had to go to school, in third or fourth grade, and, for several hours, I would read ‘The Iliad’ or ‘The Odyssey.’
Franz Wright
‘The Odyssey’ is a great poem to refugee-dom… Odysseus is not entirely a refugee… he’s somebody who’s blown off course. The entire book is an exploration of that theme… I reread it every year… That’s not as surprising as it sounds, because it’s a rip-roaring book.
Lawrence Osborne
I think it’s like that for people who don’t remember 1969 first-hand. It’s that sense of ‘old hat.’ Of ‘been there, done that.’ Space shuttles, space stations, communications satellites, GPS – they’re all part of our everyday, taken-for-granted world in 2009, not part of an incredible odyssey.
David Weber
People try to pigeonhole comics by saying they’re just for kids. So is The Odyssey. So is the Labors of Hercules, the story of Fa Mulan. The advantage of those stories over the contemporary ones is that they’ve had 2,000 years of editing. All the crap has been weeded out over time.
Chris Claremont
My wife, Lisa, and I both grew up on wuxia – Chinese historical romances. They’re kind of analogous to Western epics. They’re based on history, just like ‘the Iliad’ and ‘the Odyssey’ are based on history, but they’re romanticized, and a lot of fantasy elements have been added.
Ken Liu
Ulysses finds himself unchanged, aside from his experience, at the end of his odyssey.
Raymond Queneau
Standing beneath the white light of an Apple store is like standing on a Stanley Kubrick movie set. His ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ predicted Jobs and a future where technology was our friend. Kubrick, of course, didn’t like what he saw. And occasionally, I have my doubts.
Wesley Morris
The odyssey is not going out and seeing the world: it’s about trying to get home. It’s home to the woman you love.
Pete Hamill
My parents wanted to name me Karim Hill. My aunt always liked the name Dule, from this actor Keir Dullea, who was in ‘2001: Space Odyssey.’ That’s how I got the name Karim Dule Hill. Growing up, I never liked the name Karim because people would ask me, ‘Could you dunk like Kareem Abdul Jabbar?’
Dule Hill
My odyssey to become an astronaut kind of started in grad school, and I was working, up at MIT, in space robotics-related work; human and robot working together.
Michael J. Massimino
‘The Odyssey’ is the great tale, and I was really taken by ‘The Iliad,’ so I dig into those things, and when I was a kid I didn’t. You’ve gotta have a certain level of understanding yourself before that stuff really starts to resonate.
Karl Marlantes
The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side.
Raymond Queneau
American Odyssey’ will be an amazing adventure inside the musical walls of our cities. It’s theater, and radio has always been great theater to me.
Marty Stuart
I think it was lucky that during most of the work on the Odyssey I lived on Homer’s sea in houses that were, in one case, shaken by the impact of the Mediterranean winter storms on the rocks below.
Robert Fitzgerald
I always thought it would be good to do a psychedelic movie like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’
Gaspar Noe
Writing a book is an emotional odyssey, sometimes exhilarating, other times deflating.
Ryan O’Neal
One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
Raymond Queneau
In 1969 I was 16, and for me anything was possible. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was in theaters. Man’s future in space seemed limitless, and here on TV to punctuate it all were men walking on the moon.
Brian Binnie
It doesn’t seem to me that anyone has discovered much that’s new since the Iliad or the Odyssey.
Raymond Queneau
Believe me, when I do a story – if you read ‘Batman: Odyssey,’ I never do something without there being a reason. There’s always a reason, and you will find out in the story. I’m looking to entertain you.
Neal Adams
Everybody’s ‘odyssey’ is a little bit different. Batman’s is his own and unique to him.
Neal Adams
‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a movie that really impressed me as a teenager. And also ‘Blade Runner.’ And ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is also one of my favorites. I’m always looking for sci-fi material, and it’s difficult to find original and strong material that’s not just about weaponry.
Denis Villeneuve
I hope our fans are able to experience that they are also on an odyssey to the ‘Metal Galaxy’ with us. We’ve incorporated different types of music into this album and we hope that fans are able to feel our determination to a new departure.
Moa Kikuchi
We are on a difficult course, on a new Odyssey for Greece, but we know the road to Ithaca and have charted the waters.
George Papandreou
‘Interstellar’ may never equal the blast of scientific speculation and cinematic revelation that was Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ but its un-Earthly vistas are spectral and spectacular.
Richard Corliss
To me, the fact that the Mexican came North in search of a better life is a tremendous epic that hasn’t been written. It’s an odyssey that we know nothing about. And they came with a dream for a better life.
Rudolfo Anaya