Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by big soft moose, Nov 19, 2016.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do meth."
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us because that shit was never going to happen anyway.
The lady is not for wood-turning - I hate carpentry - Margaret Thatcher
When the only tool you have is an emery board, all of your problems start to look like nails.
Roots of creation, I am living in a masturnation.
My salad days/when I was cold in judgement, green in blood...
"Every Marine is a janitor first and foremost."
Write drunk, edit hungover.
I maybe drunk, and you ugly
I will be sober in the morning
One stoned step for a man, one disoriented leap for mankind.
Nature abhors a vacuum cleaner salesman.
"Just because somebody, like, walks around for hours without a destination in mind doesn't mean they don't know where they're going, you know?"
- James R.R. Joyce
It does not do good to leave a live Politician out of your calculations, if you live near him- J.R.R. Tolkien
Never attribute to lice that which is adequately explained by dandruff.
words to live by
Vidi, vici, veni.
Ask not what your country can do to you, ask what you can do to your country.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and suet.
Veni, vidi, wiki.
(yes, I know the original is supposed to be pronounced "wiki"...)
Actually, the two pronunciations are identical, in some dialects of Latin. (And, yes, Latin has dialects: Classical Latin, the Latin of the common folk, and the Latin of the Catholic Church.)
I think this was discussed briefly in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (the book, not that musical abomination of a film.)
Well, as far as I'm aware, it is pronounced "weni, widi, wiki" in Classical Latin and "veni, vidi, vici" in Vulgar and Church Latin. Caesar, if he said the phrase at all, would have spoken Classical Latin.
I suspect he wrote in classical Latin but he also was acquainted with "vulgar" Latin and probably spoke that as well. You can't be around soldiers too long before you start picking up their speech. Hence, a horse could be "equus" on the page, but "cabal/caval" when he spoke to the troops.
True, but there is disagreement as to the form of vulgar latin as spoken in the Roman Republic/Empire period (and there were probably multiple dialects of it). It didn't become the form we are more familiar with today until around Justinian's time.
Anyway, we are digressing from the topic. As Shakespeare said, "Ate two, Brute?".
Kiss me, Hardy. No not there.
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson
Separate names with a comma.