"By the power of Truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe"
Huh? Something you're not telling us?
Des Paroz |
Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 07:40 AM
Dude, Latin is a dead language, so ipso facto, the universe you conquered is also dead! :-)
Shane Williamson |
Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 07:59 AM
Ah, but Shane, can a latin phrase be neutered with the argument that latin is a dead language... by a post that hinges on a latin phrase itself? The mind boggles.
Rob Irwin |
Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 08:47 AM
Irony is what irony does. ;-)
Shane Williamson |
Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 09:18 AM
And they say I'm warped........ ;)
Chris Blake |
Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 12:34 PM
OBVIOUSLY... none of you have read V FOR VENDETTA.
Cameron Reilly |
Friday, August 12, 2005 at 09:23 AM
jus read v, n its amazing, cant wait 4 the movie..hope it gives the novel sum justice...after reading it i wanted find more bout the quote VVVVV so i typed it in hoping for sum background info on dr. j faust...brought me here...
Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 01:19 AM
You all need to look up the man that said that.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 09:47 AM
Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 04:29 AM
I think the correct quote is "Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici" (not the one from V for Vendetta) and it's Aleister Crowley's motto as Temple Master. This motto has, obviously, some magickal/kabbalistic implications.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 08:51 PM
This is the voice of fate...
Sunday, April 02, 2006 at 01:11 PM
And a fine voice it is too. Let's be having a song from ye.
Rob Irwin |
Sunday, April 02, 2006 at 02:11 PM
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Sinc we're on the subject.
Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 07:33 PM
The fifth of November,
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
We are told to remember the idea, not the man. Because a man can fail. He can be killed and forgotten. But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world. I've witnessed firsthand the power of ideas. I've seen people kill in the name of them; and die defending them. But you cannot touch an idea, cannot hold it or kiss it. An idea does not bleed, it cannot feel pain, and it does not love. And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man. A man who made me remember the fifth of November. A man I will never forget.
Friday, April 21, 2006 at 10:32 AM
There're no coincidences Delia,only the allusion of coincidence.I have another rose,and this one is for you...
Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 06:15 AM
"The only Verdict... is Vengeance." :)
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 05:02 AM
"Bollucks! What'you gonna do? We've swept this place. You've got nothing. Nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy Karate Gimmicks! We have guns!"
'No, what you have are bullets, and the hope that when your guns are empty I will no longer be standing. Because if I am, you will be dead before you've finished reloading.'
"That's impossible! Kill him!"
Monday, May 08, 2006 at 04:30 AM
First, thanks to Jalcena for posting that quote, the only one I'd been looking for that I'd been unable to find. Where'd you get it?
I've found the Latin phrase "Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici" in many places on the web referenced to "Dr. Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, not "Faust" by Goethe. But I've yet to find it actually located in the book (which I'm scanning now) or in online texts.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 02:18 AM
V for vendetta...simply wonderful
In Persian we have lot of really amazing sayings (like VI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VICI), for example.
"kare niku kardan az por kardan ast" from Firdowsi- If you want to be master, you have to fulfill yourself.
Anooshirvan M. Miandji |
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 07:57 AM
Vaulting, veering, vomiting up the values that victimized me, feeling vast, feeling virginal... was this how he felt? This verve, this vitality... this vision...
La voie... la verite... la vie.
Jack's wasted life |
Saturday, June 03, 2006 at 07:38 PM
i stand here greatly appreciative of all the great comments here concerning a phrase with so much power, and hey i love the novel and the movie too so it is a win win
long live the revolution
Friday, July 28, 2006 at 12:03 PM
I have just finished watching the fil V for Vendetta it is brilliant and very moving. I also think alot that was said in the film was probably true about government etc who ever wrote the book was genius, well impressed
Tuesday, August 08, 2006 at 01:05 AM
There's a very paradox in the first Shane post. The phrase goes "...I, while living...", so its already undertood that Universe is subjective... excuse my english, ok? According to this, that phrase is resurrected every time someone says it and in every language. Here it is in Spanish: "Por el poder de la verdad, yo, mientras viva, eh conquistado el Universo".
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 07:19 AM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 07:20 AM
I was digging from some facts about the subjetc´s motto. One word of caution though is that NOT everything that says Truth is to be granted as good. Truth can be evil too! From that perspective and the relation to Aleister Crawley "The Wickedest Man on Earth" if that phrase can be attributed to him, it's by no means worth repeating it or even worse: taken as a personal motto (get your own one!). Alan Moore, who wrote the Graphic Novel "V for Vendetta" mentions Mr. Crawley (Ozzy Ozbourne song?) in another novel entitled "From Hell". Bottom Line, I thought using it because sounds good in latin, something that almost no one would understand, but after finding this possible lead to authorship, I thought I´d be better not saying it.
Ruhiger Mann |
Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 05:23 PM
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