Latin Quotes

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Rick Riordan
Braccas meas vescimini!"
I wasn't sure where the Latin came from. I think it meant 'Eat my pants!”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" - "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars”

J.K. Rowling
“Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus

[never tickle a sleeping dragon]”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Dante Alighieri
“All hope abandon, ye who enter here.”
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

“Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)”
Horace, The Odes of Horace

René Descartes
“Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)
René Descartes

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Non nobis solum nati sumus.

(Not for ourselves alone are we born.)”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rachel Caine
“You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people?"-Shane (Glass Houses)”
Rachel Caine, Glass Houses

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“There's no such thing as dead languages, only dormant minds.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Fas est ab hoste doceri.
One should learn even from one's enemies.”
Ovid, Metamorphoses

Alan Moore
By the Power of Truth, I, while living, have Conquered the Universe.
Alan Moore, V for Vendetta, Vol. II of X

“Omnia mutantur, nihil interit (everything changes, nothing perishes).”
Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses

Ronald Reagan
“Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.”
Ronald Reagan

Kendall Ryan
“Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi.

I will either find a way or make one.”
Kendall Ryan, Unravel Me

Michael  Grant
“What do you think that fish is?' Sam asked Astrid.
She peered closely at the alleged fish. 'I think that's an example of Pesce inedibilis,' she said.
'Yeah?' Sam made a face. 'Do you think it's okay to eat?'
Astrid sighed theatrically. 'Pesce inedibilis? Inedible? Joke, duh. Try to keep up, Sam, I made that really easy for you.'
Sam smiled. 'You know, a real genius would have known I wouldn't get it. Ergo, you are not a real genius. Hah. That's right. I threw down an 'ergo.''
She gave him a pitying look. 'That's very impressive, Sam. Especially from a boy who has twenty-two different uses for the word 'dude.”
Michael Grant, Lies

“Ut haec ipsa qui non sentiat deorum vim habere is nihil omnino sensurus esse videatur."

If any man cannot feel the power of God when he looks upon the stars, then I doubt whether he is capable of any feeling at all.”

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ronan's smile was sharp and hooked as one of the creature's claws. "'A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killer's hand'."

"I can't believe Noah didn't stick around to help."

"Sure you can. Never trust the dead.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Ruta Sepetys
“Per aspera ad astra, Papa,' I whispered. Through hardship to the stars.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Neil Gaiman
“Omnia Mutantur, Nihil Interit. 'Everything changes, but nothing is truly lost.”
Neil Gaiman, The Wake

“Can't you see that I'm only advising you to beg yourself not to be so dumb?”
Petronius, The Satyricon

Cassandra Clare
“Facilis descensus Averno
Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis
Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras
Hoc opus labor est”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“A man leaves his great house because he's bored
With life at home, and suddenly returns,
Finding himself no happier abroad.
He rushes off to his villa driving like mad,
You'ld think he's going to a house on fire,
And yawns before he's put his foot inside,
Or falls asleep and seeks oblivion,
Or even rushes back to town again.
So each man flies from himself (vain hope, because
It clings to him the more closely against his will)
And hates himself because he is sick in mind
And does not know the cause of his disease.”

“Pactum serva" - "Keep the faith”

“Haec ego non multis (scribo), sed tibi: satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus. I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other.”
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Jerry Scott
“I totally carpe-d the snot out of this diem!”
Jerry Scott

“Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas" - "Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses”

Christopher Marlowe
“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships/And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?”
Christoper Marlowe, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus
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Maggie Stiefvater
“Ostendes tuum et ostendam meus?”
Maggie Stiefvater

Mercedes Lackey
“Mister Cameron - I have read the unexpurgated Ovid, the love poems of Sappho, the Decameron in the original, and a great many texts in Greek and Latin histories that were not though fit for proper gentlemen to read, much less proper ladies. I know in precise detail what Caligula did to, and with, his sisters, and I can quote it to you in Latin or in my own translation if you wish. I am interested in historical truth, and truth in history is often unpleasant and distasteful to those of fine sensibility. I frankly doubt that you will produce anything to shock me. ”
Mercedes Lackey, The Fire Rose

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