Who Said It?

Has it already been a week since my last quote post? Is that even possible?

Ok, here is this week’s quote:

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.

Last week’s quote came from the pen of none other than that famous dictator, Julius Caesar.

Here’s a little trivia for you. There are four ancient theories for the origin of the name Caesar.

  • According to Pliny the Elder, it comes from the Latin caedo which means “to cut” and it was tied to one of Julius’ ancestors being born by Caesarean section (the procedure was not named after Julius).
  • The Historia Augusta provides three alternate theories: either the Caesars were known for killing elephants (caesari in Moorish), they were known for having bright eyes (oculis caesiis) or
  • My personal favorite and probable reason, the Caesars had coarse, thick hair (caesaries)

Isn’t it fascinating that the most famous and duplicated name in all of European history (both czar and kaizer derive from it) might mean “hairy”?


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