"The rest of you stand by; I’ll make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are for they may be wild savages, and lawless, or hospitable and god fearing men." (71-75)
"We saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place inside a sheepfold made from slabs of stone earthfast between tall trunks of pine and rugged towering oak trees." (81-86)
"We lit a fire, burnt an offering, and took some cheese to eat; then sat in silence around the embers, waiting. " (133-134)
"Strangers, he [cyclopes] said, who are you? And where from? What brings you here by sea ways a fair traffic? Or are you wandering rogues, who cast your lives like dice, and ravage other folk by sea? "
"Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me, Nohbdy’s ruined me! To this rough shout they made a sage reply: Ah well, if nobody has played you foul there in your lonely bed, we are no use in pain given by great Zeus. Let it be your father, Poseidon Lord, to whom you pray." (317-322)
"He sent us into the open, then. Close by, I dropped and rolled clear of the ram’s belly, going this way and that to untie the men. With many glances back, we rounded up his fat, stiff-legged sheep to take aboard, and drove them down to where the good ship lay." (374-379)