silly-cleo asked: I've been meaning to ask about that same quote, actually, the Sappho one. What's the source? Is it a poem fragment?
All but one poem attributed to Sappho that has survived is in the form of fragments, each numbered. This particular fragment is number 147. Ancient sources tell that Sappho’s works were collected into nine books; however, only a very small portion has survived into modern times, and not all fragments, (including 147), is known to have been part of one of the nine books.
It is a testament to the quality and simple humanity in her poems that even in such a fragmented state, Sappho’s writing speaks to the modern reader.
As for a source, there are many, many books of Sappho’s known poem fragments. Here is one available for viewing online with fragment 147 on page 80: Ancient Greek Lyrics, Indiana University Press, 2010