8.17.2010

Hamlet was deep.

To be, or not to be: that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? -

- who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought...

5 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

That is always the question, right? That is so pretty:)

Thank you so much for sharing:)Wish you a sunny Tuesday:)

Kisses

Don said...

A Call to Arms? or A Call to Cowardice?

Those are our only options?

If so... we will be dead or despondent.

What if... there were other choices?

Personal Evolution in the face of a hostile world? A way to adapt and thrive? Hmmm...

Think about that!

http://musingsandmiscthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/01/adapt-or-die.html

Diana Mieczan said...

Ps: I am so happy you like my new blog colour:)

Kisses

Epoem said...

How about any outward volition?

Saphron said...

Hey! I got you all thinking! :-P