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Literary Quotes
Posted by: Talia (216.117.99.---)
Date: September 08, 2003 03:44PM


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Tandy (---.networkrichmond.com)
Date: September 09, 2003 08:28PM

Good ones, Talia.

I still like the classic one from Hillaire Belloc: "When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'"


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: September 09, 2003 08:34PM

Tandy,

Were you talking about former president, Bill Clinton?

Les


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: September 09, 2003 09:13PM

Les, that would be:

His sins were scarlet but her book was read.


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: September 09, 2003 09:15PM

LATIN SAYINGS THAT YOU CAN USE

(At a poetry reading)
Nullo metro compositum est.
It doesn't rhyme.

Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
I don't care. If it doesn't rhyme, it isn't a poem.

Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.


Fac me cocleario vomere!
Gag me with a spoon!!!

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
I can't hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit
materiari?
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
("Marmot," there being no word for "Woodchuck" in Latin.)

Vescere bracis meis.
Eat my shorts.

Fac ut vivas.
Get a life

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!
God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?
Is that a scroll in your toga, or are you just happy to see me?

Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.
When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults.

Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est.
The designated hitter rule has got to go.

Sona si latine loqueris.
Honk if you speak Latin.

Solum potestis prohibere ignes silvarum.
Only you can prevent forest fires.

Ita erat quando hic adveni.
It was that way when I got here.

Sic hoc adfixum in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis
propinquus ades.
If you can read this bumper sticker, you are very well educated and much
too close.


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: September 09, 2003 09:29PM

File
Save As
c:\keepers\sayings.txt


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: September 09, 2003 09:32PM

Pam, nobody says "Gag me with a spoon" anymore, except perhaps Monica.

Les


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: September 09, 2003 09:57PM

Fer shure!

pam


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: rikki (---.carlnfd1.nsw.optusnet.com.au)
Date: September 09, 2003 10:11PM

I'd love one of those bumper stickers smiling smiley

This one's popular in my local italian neighborhood -

"Veni, Vidi, Vimpi"

I came, I saw, I concreted.


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: September 09, 2003 10:19PM

Quin tu istanc orationem hinc veterem atque antiquam amoves

Oh do stop using that obsolete ancient language!

smiling smiley

As for me......

Vino, ganeis, lenociniis, adulteriisque confectum


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: ilza (---.162.226.12.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: September 10, 2003 08:42AM

my father was italian
popular in my local italian neighborhood ...
were the gestures, not the words


Latin
Posted by: ilza (---.162.226.12.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: September 10, 2003 08:43AM

Pam, that was so funny !


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: September 10, 2003 10:26AM



Vino, ganeis, lenociniis, adulteriisque confectum

What's that, a googlewhack?

[www.thelatinlibrary.com]


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: September 10, 2003 11:50AM

Nah,

But it was written by Cicero:

Worn out with drink, debauchery, pimping and adultery

One out of four isn't too bad huh?

I have a fine book entitled:

How to Insult, Abuse & Insinuate in Classical Latin.

I can't imagine how you live without it!


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: September 10, 2003 01:53PM

And to start the kids off right - Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis [www.commonreader.com] />
pam


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: September 10, 2003 08:08PM

Re this from Pam:
Sona si latine loqueris = Honk if you speak Latin.


My friend Ira designed a tee-shirt with a picture that looks like a fragment of an inscription in classical Greek.

However, if you know classical Greek, you can see that it says:

"If you can read this, you can become a Classics professor and get a good job."

(My friend Barbara wore that tee-shirt to a Classics conference, and the Really Old School profs -- dons! -- in attendance sometimes asked her for permission to look directly at her bosom in order to read it!)


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: September 10, 2003 09:34PM


in order to read it

Yeah, right. And all the time wishing it was also in braille I'll wager.


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: September 10, 2003 10:01PM

Did she win the "door" prize?

Les


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: tommiekellogg (66.18.53.---)
Date: September 08, 2008 02:28PM

What does quin tu istanc orationem hinc veterem atque antiquam amoves mean, I read this somewhere, but have no clue as to its meaning???


Re: Literary Quotes
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (71.249.169.---)
Date: September 08, 2008 03:35PM

Would you please stop using that obsolete ancient language?!!"




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