Posted by Masakim on April 08, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Carpe diem posted by ESC on April 08, 2003
: : : : What is the meaning of Carpe diem? Is it a cliche? Thanks.
: : : Seize the day.
: : Is it Latin? Thanks.
: Carpe diem - n. [literally, pluck the day] the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.
Dum loquimur, fugerit invida
Aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
[While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no trust in the future]
--Horace, _Odes_, Book I, No 11
See also: the meaning and origin of Carpe Diem.