Pompeii Quotes

Pompeii Quotes by Julius Caesar, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Michael Martin Hammer, Robin Williams, David Gilmour, William Makepeace Thackeray and many others.

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Our men must win or die. Pompey’s men have… other options.
Julius Caesar
What I like so much about Corot is that he can say everything with a bit of tree; and it was Corot himself that I found [back] in the museum of Naples – in the simplicity of the work of Pompeii and the Egyptians. These priestesses in their silver-grey tunics are just like Corot’s nymphs.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Unless companies change these rules, any superficial re-organizations they perform will be no more effective than dusting the furniture in Pompeii.
Michael Martin Hammer
Look at the walls of Pompeii. That’s what got the internet started.
Robin Williams
We mixed the sounds ourselves. If they were going to put the sound back onto our film [Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.], we wanted to mix it ourselves.
David Gilmour
Which of us that is thirty years old has not had its Pompeii? Deep under ashes lies the life of youth–the careless sport, the pleasure and the passion, the darling joy.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The features of our face are hardly more than gestures which force of habit made permanent. Nature, like the destruction of Pompeii, like the metamorphosis of a nymph into a tree, has arrested us in an accustomed movement.
Marcel Proust
Pompeii has nothing to teach us,
we know crack of volcanic fissure,
slow flow of terrible lava,
pressure on heart, lungs, the brain
about to burst its brittle case
(what the skull can endure!)
Hilda Doolittle
I haven’t watched it [the film ‘Pink Floyd at Pompeii’] in years. I find it excruciating.
David Gilmour
People perish. Books are immortal.
Robert Harris
Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which other country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii, and Capri.
Diego Della Valle