"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."
Anonymous asked: How would you say "don't forget to be awesome" in lingua latina? I'm sure many nerdfighters are curious to have a good translation :)
Oh what a good question! Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, everyone!
I’d say: Noli oblivisci mirabilis esse.
What do you guys think? -Annie
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
Google Translate being cute
If you translate “dead language” from English into Latin, the result is “gaudeam.”
Which translates to: “I rejoice”
It’s even cuter than you say, because it’s subjunctive so it’s more like, “Let me rejoice!”
"I’ve got a whole stack of books in my cart. Most of them are advance copies. I know a place where they get thrown out."
“How many books have you read?”
“So why are you homeless?”
“I’ve tried to work a job a bunch of times. But then I get sad, and then I get high, and things fall apart.”
Prometheus Bound and the Oceanids
National Gallery, Berlin.
Chiseled out of a single block of marble (1872-79)
Eduard Müller (born 9 August 1828 in Hildburghausen; died 29 December 1895 in Rome) was a German sculptor.
Prometheus Bound (Ancient Greek: Προμηθεὺς Δεσμώτης, Promētheus Desmōtēs) is an Ancient Greek tragedy. In Antiquity, this drama was attributed to Aeschylus, but is now considered by some scholars to be the work of another hand, perhaps one as late as ca. 415 BC. Despite these doubts of authorship, the play’s designation as Aeschylean has remained conventional. The tragedy is based on the myth of Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gifts humanity with fire, for which he is subjected to eternal punishment.