“A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time”
“My brave comrades were drowned every man of them, but I stuck to the keel and was carried hither and thither for the space of nine days, till at last during the darkness of the tenth night the gods brought me to the Ogygian island where the great goddess Calypso lives.”
“The goddess Calypso kept me with her in her cave, and wanted me to marry her, as did also the cunning Aeaean goddess Circe; but they could neither of them persuade me”
“I am afraid Calypso was right when she said I should have trouble by sea before I got back home. It is all coming true.”
The quotes are taken from various places of the Odyssey, but bears reference to his travels, and in particular his stay on the island Ogygia. On this particular island Odysseus was enchanted by a nymph named Calypso, and spent 7 of the 10 years that his travels home from Troy lasted.