This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o-erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire.— William Shakespeare
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This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory.
To take arms against a sea of troubles.
I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution Is slicked o'er with the pale cast of thought
A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm
This is the very ecstasy of love.
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears.
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.
The Play's the Thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.
A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
From this time forth My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!
Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that.
I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad.
Beware Of entrance to a quarrel; but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
More matter with less art.
I will speak daggers to her, but use none.
I have of late--but wherefore I know not--lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercise.
What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more.
To persevere In obstinate condolement is a course Of impious stubbornness: 'tis unmanly grief.
Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.
Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake.
It is not, nor it cannot, come to good, But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.
You cannot, sir, take from me any thing that I will more willingly part withal: except my life, except my life, except my life.
Beware of entrance to a quarrel, but, being in, bear t that th' opposed may beware of thee.
This is the very coinage of your brain: this bodiless creation ecstasy.
I was very moved to see that the name of the boat was Hamlet - an imaginary character becomes so important to people, we think about them so much that we name a ship after them. The imaginary lives on in the real.