I need to find a quote in the Odyssey which shows Odysseus being influenced by Penelope?

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Odysseus has returned to Ithaca, slain the intruders and regained control of his world by Book XXIII of Homer's epic, The Odyssey. He finally makes his appearance before his wife, Penelope, who cannot accept that her brave husband still lives. When she finally realizes that the dirty, bedraggled man is Odysseus, she "fairly broke down" and ran "weeping to his side." When Odysseus suggests that they first get some sleep before he completes the "toils" that he has promised to Teiresias, Penelope insists that he first tell her about his journey. Sleep--and their long-awaited intimacy--can wait a bit longer.

    “You shall go to bed as soon as you please,” replied Penelope, “now that the gods have sent you home to your own good house and to your country. But as heaven has put it in your mind to speak of it, tell me about the task that lies before you. I shall have to hear about it later, so it is better that I should be told at once.”
    “My dear,” answered Odysseus, “why should you press me to tell you? Still, I will not conceal it from you, though you will not like it...