Interesting quote from poem, Horatius, in movie Oblivion

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  1. #1 SlowMo, Nov 14, 2014
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    At the climactic end of the SciFi movie "Oblivion", Tom Cruise quotes the most famous lines from the classical poem Horatius [Tom's quote in red]:
    Then out spake brave Horatius,
    The Captain of the Gate:
    "To every man upon this earth
    Death cometh soon or late.
    And how can [a] man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
    For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his Gods.

    As Jack Harper [Tom C.]  uttered, "and how can a man die better", Sally [the alien mech] says, "You don't have to die, Jack. She doesn't have to die."
    to which Jack Harper replies, "Everybody dies, Sally. The thing is, to die well."
    Nice lines! Great movie!


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