Quote of the Day: Rome

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“They’re Lares. House gods.”
“House gods,” Percy said. “Like…smaller than real gods, but larger than apartment gods?” 
― Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

“Veni, vidi, vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered.)” 
― Julius Caesar


“Look,” Percy continued, “I know I’m new here. I know you guys don’t like to mention the massacre in the nineteen eighties-“
“He mentioned it!” one of the ghosts whimpered.” 
― Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

“Her smile, I’m sure, burnt Rome to the ground.” 
― Mark Z. Danielewski

“It wasn’t easy looking dignified wearing a bed sheet and a purple cape.” 
― Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune


“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” 
― Tacitus

“How wonderful, to walk half drunk with a Lemonsoda on a muggy night like this around the gleaming slate cobblestones of Rome with someone’s arm around me.” 
― André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

“Cicero smiled at us. ‘The art of life is to deal with problems as they arise, rather than destory one’s spirit by worrying about them too far in advance. Especially tonight.” 
― Robert Harris, Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome


“I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” 
― Caesar Augustus

“Rome seems a comfort to those with the ambitious soul of an Artist or a Conqueror.” 
― Pietros Maneos, Poems of Blood and Passion

“I sometimes fancy,” said Hilda, on whose susceptibility the scene always made a strong impression, “that Rome–mere Rome–will crowd everything else out of my heart.” 
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

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