"Telemachus, no more shyness, this is not the time!
We sailed the seas for this, for news of your father –
where does he lie buried? what fate did he meet?
So go right up to Nestor, breaker of horses.
We’ll make him yield the secrets of his heart.
Press him yourself to tell the whole truth:
he’ll never lie – the man is far too wise."

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 3, lines 16-22. Athena has been trying to give Telemachus a crash course in courage and maturity. She continues it here, as she deals with the young prince’s shyness about approaching King Nestor and speaking to him.