urbem....excoluit adeo ut iure sit gloriatus marmoream se relinquere quam latericiam accepisse : he refined the city to such a degree that he rightly boasted he was leaving behind made of marble what he had received made of brick. Suetonius Divus Augustus, 29
 When in Rome.... ‘We’ve updated our privacy policy.’
 ecce! Grumio est in culina. quid facit Grumio in culina? Grumio in culina coquit. potesne videre Grumionem in culina coquentem? scisne quid Grumio in culina coquat? puto Grumionem pavonem in culina coquere. nam pavo a Grumione saepe coquitur. quid coquere tibi maxime placet?
 astra inclinant, sed non obligant : the stars incline [us], but do not bind [us] - traditional
 My ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. It’s energy surrounds and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock. Everywhere.
 nolite te bastardes carborundorum : this mock Latin saying from the HandmaidsTale has a history; MargaretAtwood says that it was already a joke in her childhood classroom. Carborundorum was once the brandname of an industrial abrasive. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.