Sunday, July 26, 2009

"On a famous occasion during the civil war, Caesar tripped when disembarking from a ship on the shores of Africa and fell flat on his face. With his talent for improvisation, he spread out his arms and embraced the earth as a symbol of conquest. By quick thinking he turned a terrible omen of failure into one of victory."

-Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician, by Anthony Everitt, 2001


Tim Daniels said...

That happened to me on a date once. I tried the same thing. She never picked up my call again. I guess trying this on a Saturday night in LA makes you a lunatic more than a hero.

Anonymous said...

Slick guy over here