Your worm is your only emperor for diet; we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots.— William Shakespeare
Jittery Hamlet Revenge quotations
There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow.
The Play's the Thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.
Shakespeare said: "There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.
" Everything happens perfectly.
A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below
From this time forth My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!
No place indeed should murder sanctuarize; Revenge should have no bounds.
Murder most foul, as in the best it it; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.
For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in.
To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience, and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: To this point I stand,-- That both the worlds I give to negligence, Let come what comes; only I'll be reveng'd.
Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, Drink off this potion!
Of course 'Hamlet' is a debate about the nature and morality of revenge and whether it is right to do something to assuage your angry feelings.
By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me.
What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her?
There's a difference between what I call a dumb ghost and a smart ghost.
The smart ghost is Hamlet's father - you know, he says, "Get revenge, my son!" That's incredibly rare. It's much more the grey lady in the same place everyday, moving across the floor.
John Calvin's theology emphasizes the sanctity of conscience, the sanctity of companionate marriage, and the obligation of those in power to attend to the well-being of the people in general, especially the poor. Interestingly, for the interpretation of Hamlet, for example, he forbids even the thought of revenge. This is not the Calvin of myth, but when the Elizabethans read him there was no such myth, nor would there be now, if he were read.
Is not every action of Hamlet induced by a fanatical impulse, which tells him that duty consists in revenge alone? And dose it need superhuman efforts to recognize that revenge never can be duty? I say again that Hamlet thinks much, but that he is by no means wise.