carpe diem

«Io penso che l’amore sia un sacrificio sociale. E tu puoi dirmi che non è vero, ma questo è quello che ho visto. Mi guardo intorno ed è pieno di gente divorziata, di storie d’amore franate e io come faccio a stare con una persona e a credere che non finirò anch’io tra quelle macerie?»
«Io penso che un tuo bacio può valere le macerie in cui forse un giorno mi lascerai.»
—  Giulia Carcasi, Io sono di legno.
Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

Carpe Diem: Seize the day (probably written on a white board in a classroom somewhere)

Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware (on legal stuff)

Cogito, Ergo Sum: I think, therefore I am (something profound to impress your friends)

In Absentia: While absent (also on legal stuff e.g., trial in absentia)

In Flagrante Delicto (my favorite): In flaming offence or in the act of a crime (as said in Clue)

Ipso Facto: By that very fact (used in philosophy, law, and science)

Mea Culpa: By my fault (as said in V for Vendetta)

Persona Non Grata: An unwelcome person (diplomatic term)

Prima Facie: On first view (another legal term)

Post Mortem: After death (as said on detective shows)

Pro Bono: Done without charge

Quid Pro Quo: Something for something, this for that (as said in Silence of the Lambs)

Tempus Fugit: Time flies (song by Miles Davis)

Terra Incognita: Unknown land

Vox Populi: Voice of the people (as said in V for Vendetta)

Vivi come se non ci fosse un domani, ragiona come se non dovessi morire mai
—  thealternativegirlworld
Don’t depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections. You are exactly the same after death as you were before. Nothing changes; you only give up the body. If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don’t become an angel merely by dying. If such were possible, then let us all go and jump in the ocean now and become angels at once! Whatever you have made of yourself thus far, so will you be hereafter. And when you reincarnate, you will bring that same nature with you. To change, you have to make the effort. This world is the place to do it.
—  Paramahansa Yogananda

An Original Quick Watercolor Work. #310

Update for the month: I’ve been working on some pretty cool art prints which will hopefully be up on my blog by October! (; I will also begin working on the September Challenge next weekend so be sure to send in your names if you haven’t! This work is dedicated to resilieence, chosen from the #309th post. (: Reblog if you want to be chosen for the next post! (:

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