Since part of my goal here is to enjoy words everywhere that they appear, I’ve decided to share with you some of the quotations that I’ve been gathering over the years.
We’ll begin, as all good things should, with a bit of Latin:
“Ille praeter omnes orbae terrarum mihi angulus ridet” — Horace
[Translated: that corner of the world that delights me above all others.]
“All we ask is life– with a bit of poetry in it.” — Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance
“There is no such thing as dead languages, only dormant minds.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind
“The discovery of a sign of true intellect outside ourselves procures us something of the emotion Robinson Crusoe felt when he saw the imprint of a human foot on the sandy beach of his island.” — Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice