I Came, I Saw, I Conquered

According to Plutarch, Julius Caesar uttered this phrase after one of his victories, but it sounded different because it was in Latin.  This is an expression of extreme confidence from a man that had a swift victory and this phrase is still being used today.  If Julius Caesar had said that he went there, looked around and beat the enemy, I don’t think that people would still be saying this.  I would love to be able to coin a phrase, but as of yet, I don’t think that I have ever said anything that has any significance, which you could probably determine from reading my posts.  I love that Conan quote, “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!”, even though it sounds vicious and cruel.

I always wondered why she came in through the bathroom window, till I read the story about these groupies that broke into Paul McCartney’s house.  Along came a spider and sat down beside her and then the devil came to Georgia.  It came upon a midnight clear and then along came Mary.  You came a long way baby and some came running when the rain came.  The day that my dreams came true, you came to me.  I came to play, while you came to dance and we came to the party together.  Stoneman’s cavalry came, they came at night and something came over me as they came to kill and others came to hear the music.  Someone came suddenly, but they came in peace.  The doctor came too late, as death already came for me.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt today is to find a word that contains “cam”.

7 thoughts on “I Came, I Saw, I Conquered

    1. Charlie Daniels sang the Devil Went Down to Georgia. It came upon a midnight clear is a Christmas song and along came Mary was by the Association. I was going for the Beatles song Rain with when the rain came. Stoneman’s cavalry came is from the Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.


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