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When one starts writing a book, especially a novel, even the humblest person in the world hopes to become Homer.
The conundrum that I face on a daily basis is that I have two sons who have grown up watching 'The Simpsons,' so they know exactly what buttons to push. They know how Bart irritates Homer, and they use these lines against me to tell me that I'm not funny anymore.
Homer is new this morning, and perhaps nothing is as old as today's newspaper.
A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.
I wish I had the voice of Homer to sing of rectal carcinoma.
John B. S. Haldane
Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth, for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
I had some friends here from North Carolina who'd never seen a homer, so I gave them a couple.
I've seen few things more depressing than the end-of-season Giants-Padres series in 2001 in which Barry Bonds hit his 68th homer of the year while a .227-hitting, rapidly fossilizing Rickey Henderson staggered like a delirious marathoner toward 3,000 hits.
I think that most people don't even know that I do other things. They think that Homer is all that I do.
The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer.
I even feel guilty if I'm reading a novel, because I think I should be reading Homer again. I don't really know what free time is, because I don't have something to measure it against.
Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
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.
If I were actually Homer Simpson, I'd be getting scripts out the wazoo.
Thank God we don't know a lot about Shakespeare or Moses or Homer or Lautreamont. These are the best guys we got, and their art is powerful because they're mysterious.
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.'
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.
One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
Homer Simpson is one of my favorite people, though he's not real. He represents the American who's filled with this 'affluenza.' He's constantly exposed to consumption and a sense of bigness, which is a part of being an American.
I was apprehensive about bringing off this Homer.
Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?
When I was 16, I was taught by a wonderful teacher who let me ignore the Greek syllabus and just read Homer.
A whole generation was raised to learn about comedy from 'The Simpsons.' To get to be in a booth with Homer and Marge and be in Springfield - it was unimaginable the emotions that I felt.
I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
I would then go on to say that Homer, as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.
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C. S. Lewis
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