• Posted on: 1 February 2006
  • By: lucas

One of the best known Shakespear citation, I like it a lot. One of the few things I remember clearly of my English classes at school. Found it on the www somewhere:

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

--From Macbeth (V, v, 19)

Macbeth just heard that his wife died (can't remember how, probably murdered). He is now alone and can only expect death and damnation.