Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
“To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods.”
– Horatius by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Drinking hot tea at 12.41am, watching an episode (The Impossible Planet) of Doctor Who, and this gorgeous quote is spoken. I thought I should record it down. I wonder if it is possible in the future – seeing as the Irish send their dead bodies across the sea and shoot it with an arrow, and the rich can ask to be made into a diamond – to ask for your dead body to be sent off floating in space, or into a black hole. Actually, what happens when a body is in dead space?
Oh, and this quote seems perfect for The Hunger Games too, honestly. I mean this part: “And how can man die better / Than facing fearful odds”, isn’t it so befitting?
Okay, too many questions, must keep watching the episode.
Till next time,
- Doctor Who #733: The Impossible Planet (siskoid.blogspot.com)
- Thomas Babington Macaulay (igarcia27.wordpress.com)