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rogue
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VI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VICI-
By the Power of Truth, I, a mortal man, have conquered the Universe!


"V for Vendetta" has the quote in the above heading listed as coming from "Faust." (Goethe)

Other sources list it as "Dr. Faustus" (Marlowe)

I can find it in neither.

Can anyone out there provide a citation????

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Just did a search in both Faust I and II by Goethe and Dr. Faustus by Marlowe. It turns up in neither of them. I did find several pages tracing it to a motto taken by Aleister Crowley upon achieving some sort of rank in the hermetic order of the golden dawn, most either message boards or about.com pages like this one.

Nothing conclusive, but at least those two versions of Faust can be ruled out.

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I was hoping someone out there would know.

C'est La Vie.

I still like the quote though...
It would just carry more weight from Goethe than from "V for Vendetta"...

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Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

-- from the screenplay.

Voillà violent viewpoints! Verily, V vaporizes vainglorious villains vindictively.

And, attestng "apt alliteration's artful aid":

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Alliteration

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All I remmeber from the graphic novel is that it was the V V V V V inscription somewheres that Evey commented on, and V translated.

I checked on the V annotations page, the best place to look and did not find anything either.

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Alex Buchet
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In the Wikipedia 'List of Latin Phrases' it's attributed to Marlowe.
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quote:
Originally posted by Alex Buchet:
In the Wikipedia 'List of Latin Phrases' it's attributed to Marlowe.

I have seen that page, but could not find the quote IN CONTEXT in Marlowe. I was hoping that someone on this board could provide an exact citation.

EXAMPLE:

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy."

--From Hamlet (Act V, scene 1, lines 203-204)

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quote:
Originally posted by Ink Rose:
All I remmeber from the graphic novel is that it was the V V V V V inscription somewheres that Evey commented on, and V translated.

I checked on the V annotations page, the best place to look and did not find anything either.

I just saw the movie recently and it was a quote around a mirror in V's hideout. He attributed the quote to "Faust, by Goethe"

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Yes in that and many others the movie differed greatly from the graphic novel. Since the GN is the one with the most info avaliable on it's references, I can't help you with what the movie said.

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