Catullus Quotes

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Catullus Quotes

I hate and I love. Why do I do this, you may ask? I do not know, but I feel it, and I am tortured.
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Hail and farewell

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I hate and I love. And if you ask me how, I do not know: I only feel it, and I am torn in two.

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Oh, this age! How tasteless and ill-bred it is.

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Come boy, and pour for me a cup
Of old Falernian. Fill it up
With wine, strong, sparkling, bright, and clear;
Our host decrees no water here.
Let dullards drink the Nymph's pale brew,
The sluggish thin their blood with dew.
For such pale stuff we have no use;
For us the purple grape's rich juice.
Begone, ye chilling water sprite;
Here burning Bacchus rules tonight!

— Catullus

I hate and I love. Why do I do this, you may ask? I do not know, but I feel it, and I am tortured.

— Catullus

To whom shall I offer this book, young and sprightly,
Neat, polished, wide-margined, and finished politely?
To you, my Cornelius, whose learning pedantic,
Has dared to set forth in three volumes gigantic
The history of ages-ye gods, what a labor!
And still to enjoy the small wit of a neighbor.
A man who can be light and learned at once, sir,
By life's subtle logic is far from a dunce, sir.
So take my small book-if it meet with your favor.
The passing of years cannot dull its sweet savor.

— Catullus

Id Faciam
What I hate I love. Ask the crucified hand that holds
the nail that now is driven into itself, why.

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But your own tears blind you to mine.
I am not neglectful of friendship,
but we two squat in the same coracle,
we are both swamped by the same stormy waters,
I have not the gifts of a happy man ... Often enough.

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Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, then a thousand more.

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But you shall not escape my iambics.

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Ah, what is more blessed than to put cares away, when the mind lays by its burden, and tired with labor of far travel we have come to our own home and rest on the couch we longed for? This it is which alone is worth all these toils.

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Stop wishing to merit anyone's gratitude or thinking that anyone can become grateful.

— Catullus

I can imagine no greater misfortune for a cultured people than to see in the hands of the rulers not only the civil, but also the religious power.

— Catullus

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