Unlike most wars, which make rotten fiction in themselves — all plot and no characters, or made-up characters — Vietnam seems to be the perfect mix: the characters make the war, and the war unmakes the characters. The gods, fates, furies had a relatively small hand in it. The mess was man-made, a synthetic, by think tank out of briefing session.
Marbles of the dancing floor Break bitter furies of complexity, Those images that yet Fresh images beget, That dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea.
Our greatest furies spring from events which violate our sense of the ground of our existence.Alain de Botton
Having departed from your house, turn not back; for the furies will be your attendants.pythagoras
Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand.john milton
Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart.john milton
Lo these were they, whose souls the furies steel'd,And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to yield.Thus unlamented pass the proud away,The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day!So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glowFor others' good, or melt at others' woe.Alexander Pope
I acknowledge the furies. I believe in them. I have heard the disastrous beating of their wings.theodore dreiser
Richard’s ex-girlfriends were long gone, but their voices followed him all the time and spoke to him, like Muses or furies . It was like having seven superegos arranged in a firing squad before a single beleaguered id , making sure he didn’t enjoy that last cigarette.neal stephenson
Run from the furies, and they find you, as if fear were a homing device, as if literature itself, on contemplating the abyss, were an invitation to jump into it, while Wagner whistles.john leonard
The most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the furies of private interest.karl marx