15 quotes to have you jumping on tables yelling Carpe Diem


Bonsoir tout le monde,

I apologize for not updating the blog this weekend. But it was my birthday and as such it was crazy scheduling between friends, family, and work.  I thought about what to write about but I wasn’t home much less near a computer. My birthday brought with it a need to do my personal best to sieze the day. Every day. I want to make this a personal goal and share the journey with you. If we only get one shot at life, why not make the best of it?

1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

2. “Carpe diem. Seize the day.”
John Keats

3. “We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
Ernesto “Che” Guevara

4. “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.”
Henry James, The Ambassadors

5. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
Muhammad Ali

6. Enjoy yourself.  It’s later than you think. ~Chinese Proverb

7. Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.  ~Stephen Vincent Benét

8. To change one’s life:  Start immediately.  Do it flamboyantly.  No exceptions. ~William James

9. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  ~Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

10. When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.  ~Author unknown, from a television commercial

11. Now is the time to get drunk!  To stop being the martyred slaves of time, to get absolutely drunk – on wine, poetry, or on virtue, as you please.  ~Charles Baudelaire, “Enivrez-vous,” Paris Spleen, 1869

12. Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.  ~From the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

13. Life, if well lived, is long enough.  ~Seneca, De Ira

14. Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.  ~Ruth Ann Schabacker

15. We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb

*Quotes 1-5 are from http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/carpe-diem, 6-15 are from www.quotegarden.com/carpediem.html

Side note: The “carpe diem” episode in community was pretty great too.

A la prochaine,

De moi pour toi




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