"Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." -Robin Williams as John Keating

"Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." -Robin Williams as John Keating

WHAT DOES Carpé Diem mean?


car·pe di·em /ˌkärpā ˈdēˌem/

exclamation
used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.
early 19th century: Latin, ‘seize the day!,’ a quotation from Horace ( Odes I.xi).

CARPÉ DIEM translates to several meanings, but all are a positive message. The most popular meaning is ‘Seize the Day’ or ‘Pluck the Day’. We think of Carpé Diem as the original ‘Y.O.L.O.’ Tell that to the kids!