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hamlet ::: a small village. :::

hamleted ::: p. a. --> Confined to a hamlet.

hamlet ::: n. --> A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.

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1:To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe 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 endThe heart-ache and the thousand natural shocksThat flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummationDevoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub.For in this sleep of death what dreams may come. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ,
2:PRATYAHARAPRATYAHARA is the first process in the mental part of our task. The previous practices, Asana, Pranayama, Yama, and Niyama, are all acts of the body, while mantra is connected with speech: Pratyahara is purely mental. And what is Pratyahara? This word is used by different authors in different senses. The same word is employed to designate both the practice and the result. It means for our present purpose a process rather strategical than practical; it is introspection, a sort of general examination of the contents of the mind which we wish to control: Asana having been mastered, all immediate exciting causes have been removed, and we are free to think what we are thinking about. A very similar experience to that of Asana is in store for us. At first we shall very likely flatter ourselves that our minds are pretty calm; this is a defect of observation. Just as the European standing for the first time on the edge of the desert will see nothing there, while his Arab can tell him the family history of each of the fifty persons in view, because he has learnt how to look, so with practice the thoughts will become more numerous and more insistent. As soon as the body was accurately observed it was found to be terribly restless and painful; now that we observe the mind it is seen to be more restless and painful still. (See diagram opposite.) A similar curve might be plotted for the real and apparent painfulness of Asana. Conscious of this fact, we begin to try to control it: "Not quite so many thoughts, please!" "Don't think quite so fast, please!" "No more of that kind of thought, please!" It is only then that we discover that what we thought was a school of playful porpoises is really the convolutions of the sea-serpent. The attempt to repress has the effect of exciting. When the unsuspecting pupil first approaches his holy but wily Guru, and demands magical powers, that Wise One replies that he will confer them, points out with much caution and secrecy some particular spot on the pupil's body which has never previously attracted his attention, and says: "In order to obtain this magical power which you seek, all that is necessary is to wash seven times in the Ganges during seven days, being particularly careful to avoid thinking of that one spot." Of course the unhappy youth spends a disgusted week in thinking of little else. It is positively amazing with what persistence a thought, even a whole train of thoughts, returns again and again to the charge. It becomes a positive nightmare. It is intensely annoying, too, to find that one does not become conscious that one has got on to the forbidden subject until one has gone right through with it. However, one continues day after day investigating thoughts and trying to check them; and sooner or later one proceeds to the next stage, Dharana, the attempt to restrain the mind to a single object. Before we go on to this, however, we must consider what is meant by success in Pratyahara. This is a very extensive subject, and different authors take widely divergent views. One writer means an analysis so acute that every thought is resolved into a number of elements (see "The Psychology of Hashish," Section V, in Equinox II). Others take the view that success in the practice is something like the experience which Sir Humphrey Davy had as a result of taking nitrous oxide, in which he exclaimed: "The universe is composed exclusively of ideas." Others say that it gives Hamlet's feeling: "There's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so," interpreted as literally as was done by Mrs. Eddy. However, the main point is to acquire some sort of inhibitory power over the thoughts. Fortunately there is an unfailing method of acquiring this power. It is given in Liber III. If Sections 1 and 2 are practised (if necessary with the assistance of another person to aid your vigilance) you will soon be able to master the final section. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,

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1:Hamlet got a gun now. ~ Nick Cave
2:To each our own Hamlet. ~ Jasper Fforde
3:FLAME ON, MOTHERFUCKER! ~ Nicole Hamlett
4:Hamlet is a little daunting. ~ Kyle MacLachlan
5:Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence. ~ Ben Kingsley
6:I’ve read Hamlet, I know men suffer. ~ Andrea Dworkin
7:If I ever play Hamlet, it'll be in a dress! ~ Matt Lucas
8:Be patient, Ophelia.

Love,
Hamlet ~ Kurt Vonnegut
9:No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; ~ T S Eliot
10:O Hamlet, what a falling-off was there! ~ William Shakespeare
11:I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf. ~ Jack Lemmon
12:+"I'm sick in the heart."~ William ShakespeareHamlet ~ William Shakespeare
13:Hamlet has been played by 5,000 actors, no wonder he is crazy. ~ H L Mencken
14:I have a smack of Hamlet myself , if I do say so . ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
15:If a story is no good, being based on Hamlet won't save it. ~ Thomas C Foster
16:I've done classical theaters. I played Hamlet myself and Romeo. ~ Damian Lewis
17:... prologue to the omen coming on"
- Horatio, Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
18:What a piece of work is man" ~ William Shakespeare Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
19:Why do people always quote hamlet when they want to seem clever? ~ Alan Bradley
20:God has given you one face and you make yourself another.” - Hamlet ~ Amy Harmon
21:What do you read, my lord? HAMLET 205 Words, words, words. ~ William Shakespeare
22:And so Yorick did not become a good citizen, but a Hamlet, a fool. ~ G nter Grass
23:I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics. ~ Harvey Korman
24:I think Hamlet is a very funny play - Hamlet is riddled with wit. ~ Chukwudi Iwuji
25:OFELIA. ¡Qué corto ha sido!
HAMLET. Como cariño de mujer. ~ William Shakespeare
26:+"There is method in my madness."~ William ShakespeareHamlet ~ William Shakespeare
27:Will you walk out of the air, my lord? HAMLET Into my grave. ~ William Shakespeare
28:I ask myself more questions than Hamlet as I ponder which shoes to wear ~ Eva Gabor
29:More grief to hide than hate to utter love. Polonius, Hamlet. ~ William Shakespeare
30:Queen. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. [225] Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
31:Was Hamlet a Man or a Woman?” and others of similarly inventive cast. ~ Bill Bryson
32:XIMENA CHIN’S PRECEPT To thine own self be true. —Hamlet, Shakespeare ~ R J Palacio
33:Hüsamettin Albayım! Hamlet yaşasaydı şimdi tümgeneral olmuştu, değil mi? ~ O uz Atay
34:Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.” –  Hamlet, Shakespeare ~ Jessica James
35:...to thine own self be true,"
Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82 ~ William Shakespeare
36:POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord? HAMLET: Words, words, words. ~ William Shakespeare
37:Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green. ~ William Shakespeare
38:O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
--Hamlet (I, v, 106) ~ William Shakespeare
39:POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord?
HAMLET: Words, words, words. ~ William Shakespeare
40:What if Shakespeare had had a test audience for Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet? ~ Brendan Fraser
41:Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. ~ Thomas Gray
42:In America there is scarcely a hamlet which has not its own newspaper ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
43:The play's the thing." ~ William Shakespeare~ William ShakespeareHamlet ~ William Shakespeare
44:Will you walk out of the air, my lord?

HAMLET
Into my grave. ~ William Shakespeare
45:I'm just an entertainer. All I want to be is funny. I never aspired to play Hamlet. ~ Danny Kaye
46:Thine evermore, most dear lady,
Whilst this machine is to him,
Hamlet. ~ William Shakespeare
47:I turned Hamlet down because it was going to take up too much of my drinking time. ~ Richard Harris
48:Macbeth is contending with the realities of this world, Hamlet with those of the next. ~ Jones Very
49:Who is more real? Homer or Ulysses? Shakespeare or Hamlet? Burroughs or Tarzan? ~ Robert A Heinlein
50:When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions. Hamlet. IV.5 ~ William Shakespeare
51:Hamlet: “He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. ~ Robert A Caro
52:I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure. ~ Kenneth Branagh
53:Lord Bacon could as easily have created the planets as he could have written Hamlet. ~ Thomas Carlyle
54:There are three thing in the world I love most: the sea, Hamlet, and Don Giovanni. ~ Gustave Flaubert
55:You'd never play Hamlet if you started worrying about who's played it before you. ~ Matthew Macfadyen
56:a cold, miserable little hamlet on the eastern coast of America called Piper’s Grave. ~ Susanna Clarke
57:"I see the Hamlet in each of us." ~ James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, Living Between Worlds, p. 76
58:Joffy," said Joffy, "brother of Thursday."
"Hamlet", said Hamlet,"Prince of Denmark ~ Jasper Fforde
59:Polonius: Do you know me, my lord? Hamlet: Excellent well. You are a fishmonger. ~ William Shakespeare
60:Something's rotten in Denmark." ~ William Shakespeare~ William ShakespeareHamlet ~ William Shakespeare
61:There's something rotten in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet says...it's payback time! ~ Jasper Fforde
62:God hath given you one face,  and you make yourself another.”  — Hamlet, William Shakespeare ~ M Malone
63:Quebec from the boat looked like the ramparts where Hamlet's ghost might have walked. ~ Charlie Chaplin
64:Hamlet would worry about having nothing to worry about if he had nothing to worry about, ~ Jasper Fforde
65:That roars so loud and thunders in the index. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600-02), Act III, scene 4.
66:Clearly Hamlet wasn’t just a fictional Prince of Denmark but also something of an alpha dodo. ~ Anonymous
67:There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Hamlet, William Shakespeare ~ Sally Green
68:As Hamlet said to Rosencrantz, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. ~ Matt Haig
69:Our son shall win.
QUEEN-He is fat and scant of breath. Here Hamlet, Wipe thy brow. ~ William Shakespeare
70:There have been more books alone written about Hamlet than have been written about the Bible. ~ Mark Rylance
71:This guy (Marlon Brando) - he'll be doing Hamlet when the rest of us are selling potatoes. ~ Humphrey Bogart
72:A dutiful son has to remember not to slouch or swear or, in Hamlet's case, murder the old bat. ~ Mark Forsyth
73:God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.   - William Shakespeare, Hamlet ~ Lili St Germain
74:I saw Hamlet Prince of Denmark played; but now the old plays begin to disgust this refined age. ~ John Evelyn
75:If someone had killed Hamlet in the first act, a lot more people would’ve been alive at the end. ~ Dean Koontz
76:Schopenhauer has analysed the pessimism that characterize modern thought, but Hamlet invented it ~ Oscar Wilde
77:The neurotic thinks himself both Hamlet and Claudius, in a world that belongs to Polonius. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
78:Hamlet. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc’d it to you, trippingly on the tongue; ~ William Shakespeare
79:To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago. ~ Roger Zelazny
80:I have no desire to play King Lear or Hamlet. I never had a grand ambition. I just followed my nose. ~ Liam Neeson
81:I was playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and it was my turn to speak. Dorothy is Hamlet for girls. ~ Amy Poehler
82:Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee. What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B? ~ Spike Milligan
83:Eğer Shakespeare’in Hamlet’ini henüz okumadıysan, edebiyatın zirvesine henüz çıkmadın demektir! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
84:Et puis quoi, qu'importe la culture ? Quand il a écrit Hamlet, Molière avait-il lu Rostand ? Non. ~ Pierre Desproges
85:Most actors are either a shower of bloody scruffs or think they should dress like Hamlet off stage. ~ Martin Freeman
86:Born to play? Hmmm. Probably Romeo... or Hamlet, I guess. Also, I'd be a great Alexander the Great. ~ David Carradine
87:The only way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win. ~ Humphrey Bogart
88:Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo. ~ Aaron Yoo
89:So you have a choice. You can leave quietly or I can call the police after I wang you with my stapler. ~ Nicole Hamlett
90:You're wallowing in guilt and he's playing the martyr. It's like living in the middle of Hamlet. ~ Susan Mallery
91:If you decide to do Hamlet in a funny hat staged in a ruined factory, it doesn't make you Shakespeare. ~ William Monahan
92:In my nervous frame of mind I expected to see the ghost of Hamlet wandering on the legendary castle terrace. ~ Jules Verne
93:It would be insane to call Hamlet a loser, though he has lost and I think that is the lesson of tragedy. ~ Alain de Botton
94:Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak? ~ Jean Genet
95:I had a good theater career for years. I played Hamlet when I was 22, and I've played some really great roles. ~ Jason Gann
96:So Hamlet was quite right. We could be bounded in a nutshell and count ourselves kings of infinite space. ~ Stephen Hawking
97:There are a thousand ways of playing a good classic. If it were effective, I would play Hamlet on a trapeze. ~ Orson Welles
98:Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes. —WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet ~ John Edward Douglas
99:I didn't realize you needed a response. When Hamlet is giving a monologue, he just goes on and on by himself. ~ Eloisa James
100:No existe nada bueno ni malo, es el pensamiento humano el que lo hace parecer así. Hamlet, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ~ Sally Green
101:Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee.
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B? ~ Spike Milligan
102:Who wants to see me as Hamlet? Very few. But millions want to see me as Frankenstein so that's the one I do. ~ Peter Cushing
103:Hamlet, I will argue, is a play about reading and misreading, about the difficulties of interpretation. ~ William Shakespeare
104:Shakespeare without Othello, Lear, Macbeth and Hamlet would be all too much like Hamlet without the prince. ~ Brand Blanshard
105:From the wrestling of his own soul with the great enemy, comes that depth and mystery which startles us in Hamlet. ~ Jones Very
106:Hamlet: Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring? Ophelia: 'Tis brief, my lord. Hamlet: As woman's love. ~ William Shakespeare
107:How can one deduce the cause of "Hamlet" or "Saint Matthew's Passion"? What is the cause of inspiration? ~ William F Buckley Jr
108:If 'Hamlet' had been written in these days it would probably have been called 'The Strange Affair at Elsinore. ~ James M Barrie
109:We need more bodies, 'cause it's not looking enough like the last scene in Hamlet already. --Chopper Jim Chopin ~ Dana Stabenow
110:As Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, had said in Shakespeare's immortal words, 'I must be cruel only to be kind. ~ Pranab Mukherjee
111:Hamlet: Is this a prologue or a posy of a ring?
Ophelia: Tis brief, my lord
Hamlet: As woman's love. ~ William Shakespeare
112:Hamlet,sorunları olduğu için mi o kadar çok düşünüyordu?
Yoksa çok fazla düşündüğü için mi sorunları vardı? ~ Alain de Botton
113:The two greatest plays ever written were Hamlet and Oedipus Rex, and they're both about father-son relationships. ~ Arthur Miller
114:Will's madness had always been like Hamlet's, half play and half wildness, and all driving toward a certain end. ~ Cassandra Clare
115:Yes, his gift to them is a Gift. Like Claudius with Hamlet’s father, he is ear poisoning the people of Berlin. ~ Andrew Sean Greer
116:The stage can be defined as a place where Shakespeare murdered Hamlet and a great many Hamlets murdered Shakespeare. ~ Robert Morse
117:I had to kiss it [ playing Hamlet] goodbye because Marvel have to plot things for the next three, four years. ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
118:In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn’t, because there aren’t enough skulls! ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
119:While tentbound high on Everest, Mallory and his companions would read aloud to one another from Hamlet and King Lear ~ Jon Krakauer
120:Karl was seventeen when Joseph dwindled away, and somebody told him that was Hamlet’s age when his father died too. ~ Gregory Benford
121:there’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve worked out. ~ Douglas Adams
122:If you haven’t read Shakespeare’s Hamlet yet, it means that you haven’t reached the summit of the literature yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
123:In other words, if everyone wants to play Hamlet all at once, they couldn't because there aren't enough skulls. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
124:Newton led a discussion of Hamlet’s observation that, to those who see it that way, all the world is a prison.   HAMLET: ~ Laura Bates
125:Critchley and Webster’s fierce, witty exploration of Hamlet makes most other writing about Shakespeare seem simpleminded. ~ Hari Kunzru
126:Though yet of Hamlet, our dear brother's death,  The memory be green. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet, c. 1601, Act I, scene 2, line 1.
127:The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it. ~ Orson Welles
128:You don't really audition for Hamlet; Hamlet is one of those roles that a director or producer decides you should do it. ~ Chukwudi Iwuji
129:The playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out. ~ Walter Scott
130:I find it easier to believe in God than to believe Hamlet was deduced from the molecular structure of a mutton chop. ~ William F Buckley Jr
131:We want to do for 'Hamlet' what Baz Luhrmann did for 'Romeo and Juliet' in terms of like a really cool kind of re-imagining. ~ Emile Hirsch
132:Use them after your own honour and dignity; the less they deserve, the more merit in your bounty. - Hamlet to Polonius ~ William Shakespeare
133:Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity? ~ Charlotte Bront
134:New Jersey always surprises him, a state known for its turnpikes that should be known for its coastlines and bayside hamlets. ~ Dominic Smith
135:Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off ... Do not for ever with thy vailed lids Seek for thy noble father in the dust. ~ William Shakespeare
136:Hamlet, that's the only role there is, finally. The only role. After that, you settle down and only do the fun things on stage. ~ Stephen Lang
137:« Si vous n’avez jamais lu Hamlet au cours de votre vie, c’est comme si vous l’aviez passée au fond d’une mine de charbon ». ~ Haruki Murakami
138:KING CLAUDIUS
How is it that the clouds still hang on you?

HAMLET
Not so, my lord; I am too much i' the sun. ~ William Shakespeare
139:When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city... ~ Martin Luther King Jr
140:To be honest, as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.

Hamlet Act II, Scene II Lines 178-179 ~ William Shakespeare
141:All of this is really impossible, in the way that it is really impossible that monkeys should by chance type out a copy of Hamlet. ~ Hilary Putnam
142:Did I say stab of Self Pity? No, I was trekking through the Swamp of Self Pity at this point, waist deep in my own stinking shit. ~ Nicole Hamlett
143:O,speak to me no more;these words like daggers enter my ears.(a fancy way of saying SHUT UP!)" — William Shakespeare "hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
144:In a sense William Shakespeare’s greatest achievement in life wasn’t writing Hamlet or the sonnets but just surviving his first year. ~ Bill Bryson
145:Great. A vampire with bruised feelings is a disaster waiting to happen. He's either terrorizing Will or moping around like Hamlet. ~ Jennifer Harlow
146:There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. —William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 1, scene 5 ~ Max Tegmark
147:Look, gentlemen, look at how our young men are shooting themselves—oh, without the least Hamletian question of ‘what lies beyond, ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
148:O,speak to me no more;these words like daggers enter my ears.(a fancy way of saying SHUT UP!)"
— William Shakespeare "hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
149:She had always scorned Hamlet, just a little. Five acts of vacillation, scene after scene of contemplation instead of action, putting on ~ Karen White
150:Hamlet' is obviously a role a lot of actors want to portray or be involved with in some way and that I'd like to be involved in. ~ Jamie Campbell Bower
151:I was so scared of going back to the theatre after Hamlet. I didn't know if I'd do a play again because I was afraid of the power of it. ~ Alan Cumming
152:Shakespeare is in many ways an African writer and 'Hamlet' would be seen as a very accurate historical saga about an African kingdom. ~ Henning Mankell
153:Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones. ~ Ray Bradbury
154:A brilliant treatment of the history of Purgatory in England and its survivals and echoes throughout Shakespeare's plays, above all Hamlet. ~ Carol Zaleski
155:There is a kitsch of death. For example, death transformed into sweet sleep: The 'good night, sweet prince' of the last scene of Hamlet. ~ Saul Friedlander
156:If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all. - Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
157: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. ~ Samuel West
158:O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. —Hamlet, act 2, scene 2 ~ Laura Bates
159:Hamlet o Macbeth se leen maravillosamente hoy; muy al contrario, me parece, de lo que ocurre con tantos otros que dependen de la escena ~ Juan Gabriel V squez
160:I will have the children read Hamlet as soon as it is practical. There are some useful cautions against eavesdropping to be gleaned from that. ~ Maryrose Wood
161:Remember thee!  Yea, from the table of my memory  I'll wipe away all trivial fond records. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet, c. 1601, Act I, scene 5, line 97.
162:The time is out of joint. O cursed spite,/That ever I was born to set it right!” Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes: “Nay, come, let’s go together. ~ Timothy Snyder
163:But what if Shakespeare― and Hamlet― were asking the wrong question? What if the real question is not whether to be, but how to be? ~ Gayle Forman
164:I had written about a small hamlet upstate, and had been called into a meeting about my story, which, as it turned out, had upset a lot of people. ~ Tom Barbash
165:One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality. ~ Kenneth Branagh
166:No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be: am an attendant lord, one that will do to swell a progress, start a scene or two, advise the prince. ~ T S Eliot
167:Discovering a new street in Paris, or a new café, is much more interesting to me than visiting an old château or cathedral in some godforsaken hamlet. ~ Ana s Nin
168:Polonius: My lord, I will take my leave of you.
Hamlet: You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more willingly part withal... ~ William Shakespeare
169:Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature. Hamlet. III.2 ~ William Shakespeare
170:I am not one of those people who like to play. I don't. I'm neither coy, nor do I, in any way, want to ask anyone to put up with somebody playing Hamlet. ~ Lou Dobbs
171:Every time you go to see Hamlet you don't expect it to have a happy ending...you're still enthralled.
(Interview BBC Radio 4 Today 17 October 2012.) ~ Hilary Mantel
172:Arthur looked up. ‘Ford,’ he said, ‘there’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve worked out. ~ Douglas Adams
173:For, let's face it, digression is the soul of wit. Take philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones. ~ Ray Bradbury
174:But what was he to do? Stay where he was or move on? This Oblomovian question was for him of even deeper significance than Hamlet’s ‘to be or not to be’. ~ Ivan Goncharov
175:I'm not in the advertising business, but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet, because it was made with love and integrity ~ Julie Christie
176:Fais-le-moi vite connaître, pour qu'avec des ailes rapides comme l'idée ou les pensées de l'amour, je vole à la vengeance ! (Hamlet, Acte I, Scène V) ~ William Shakespeare
177:you have enough monkeys randomly striking keyboard keys (they have recently traded in their typewriters for PCs), one of them will eventually type Hamlet ~ Jack D Schwager
178:She had spears of straw and grass in her hair, not like Ophelia gone mad through contact with Hamlet's madness, but because she had slept in some stable loft. ~ Victor Hugo
179:Could Hamlet have been written bya committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club? Could the NewTestament have been composed as a conference report? ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold
180:Polonius to Laertes (in Hamlet): “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man [or woman]. ~ Christopher Ryan
181:Avant même que le ciel de ses larmes menteuses eût cessé d'irriter ses yeux rougis, elle s'est mariée ! Ô ardeur criminelle ! (Hamlet, Acte I, Scène II) ~ William Shakespeare
182:My mom would tell you, "This is one of those Hamlet moments." Meaning: You need to make a significant effort to determine whether you're to be or not to be. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
183:What if Shakespeare had it wrong? What if Shakespeare—and Hamlet—were asking the wrong question? What if the real question is not whether to be, but how to be? ~ Gayle Forman
184:I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster. ~ Nathalie Sarraute
185:Many actors want to play Hamlet and Macbeth. Ever since I became an actor, from the very beginning I just wanted to play a Shetland pony. I cannot explain why ~ Dustin Hoffman
186:Twins are under-represented in the media. Hamlet - never twins. Hamlet Twins Of Denmark. King And Queen Lear. It would work. Come on, more twins on television. ~ Steven Moffat
187:I think Hamlet, as much as he loves his privacy and is kind of an introvert, he's a very functional introvert. When he has to be out, he can be out with people. ~ Chukwudi Iwuji
188:They waited, none of them entirely convinced that the old man wouldn't appear before them again like the ghost of Hamlet's father or Jacob Marley or some other... ~ Stephen King
189:Hamlet, Kierkegaard, Kafka are ironists in the wake of Jesus. All Western irony is a repetition of Jesus' enigmas/riddles, in amalgam with the ironies of Socrates. ~ Harold Bloom
190:My Hamlet was about as alienated as you can get. Mine was a bitter and lonely prince. Valid, I think, but maybe tough to root for. I think that romance was missing. ~ Stephen Lang
191:As Hamlet tells his friend, ``There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'' Well then, we must try harder to dream! ~ Gregory Chaitin
192:No one pretends that Shakespeare was (divinely) inspired, and yet all the writers of the books of the Old Testament put together, could not have produced Hamlet. ~ Robert G Ingersoll
193:Danny strolled to the town common, sat on one of the benches in Teenytown and took one of the bottles out of the bag, looking down on it like Hamlet with Yorick's skull ~ Stephen King
194:Die two months ago, and not forgotten yet? Then there's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet , c. 1601, Act III, scene 2, line 137.
195:I like drama as well. When I played Hamlet, I got one review that said, "This must surely be the funniest Hamlet in history," but schoolgirls would still cry when he died. ~ Jason Gann
196:The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted most to bring off was a fully fledged professional production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford. ~ Trevor Nunn
197:Some people consider the way Shakespeare was writing about Ophelia as erotomania-that she was delusional in thinking that Hamlet was in love with her. But I don't think so. ~ Jack White
198:Maybe I got sick of accusations, sick of being Polonius's daughter, and Laertes's sister, and Hamlet's girlfriend. Maybe I wanted, for a short while, simply to be myself. ~ Lisa Mantchev
199:Without those peak experiences our lives would be pretty dull and flat. Berlioz put it this way: A life without once reading Hamlet is like a life spent in a coal mine. ~ Haruki Murakami
200:PROLOGUE:
For us and for our tragedy,
Here stooping to your clemency,
We beg your hearing patiently.
HAMLET:
Is this a prologue or the posy of a ring? ~ William Shakespeare
201:You should write something happy,” people tell me, and I don’t understand. Happy like Anna Karenina? Happy like The Grapes of Wrath? Happy like ... Catch-22 or ... Hamlet?28 ~ K M Weiland
202:Hamlet: Farewell, dear mother
Claudius: Thy loving father, Hamlet
Hamlet: My mother. Father and mother is man and wife, man and wife is one flesh; so my mother. ~ William Shakespeare
203:Polonius: My lord, I will use them according to their desert.
Hamlet: God's bodkin, man, much better! Use every man after his desert, and who shall scape whipping? ~ William Shakespeare
204:Teď je víc živých lidí, než kolik jich za celé dějiny umřelo. Jinak řečeno, kdyby všichni najednou chtěli hrát Hamleta, tak by nemohli, protože by nebylo dost lebek! ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
205:The ordinary price paid for a new play was less than seven pounds; Oldys, on what authority is not known, says that Shakespeare received only five pounds for “Hamlet. ~ William Shakespeare
206:To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink. ~ J B Priestley
207:I think part of the sadness of Hamlet is given different circumstances, this guy had the capability of being something really great and not ending up poisoned on the ground. ~ Chukwudi Iwuji
208:Words without thoughts never to heaven go,’ says the King in Hamlet. Simply to say prayers is not to pray; otherwise a team of properly trained parrots would serve as well as men ~ C S Lewis
209:Hamlet and Victor Frankenstein are each obsessed with death. Hamlet's whole story is a philosophical preparation for death; Victor's is an intellectual refusal to accept it. ~ Kenneth Branagh
210:There’s a Shakespeare quote,” she said. “From Hamlet. He says that death is—and I think I have the quote right—an undiscovered country from whose borne no traveler returns.” He ~ Harlan Coben
211:A guy comes home from college to find his mother sleeping with his uncle, and there's a ghost running around. Write it good, it's Hamlet; write it bad, it's Gilligan's Island. ~ Lorne Michaels
212:There's a huge raft of roles that actors in our culture perform, and you can see any one of about three Hamlets in a year. It's not something to be completely daunted by. ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
213:he looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way. ~ Stephen King
214:He was the meekest of his sex, the mildest of little men. He sidled in and out of a room, to take up the less space. He walked as softly as the Ghost in Hamlet, and more slowly. ~ Charles Dickens
215:I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly. ~ Ian Mckellen
216:There's a quote from Hamlet that is my guide... He tells the players not to exaggerate but to hold a mirror up to nature. Don't overdo it, don't underdo it. Do it just on the line. ~ Andrew Wyeth
217:Consciousness is the materia poetica that Shakespeare sculpts as Michelangelo sculpts marble. We feel the consciousness of Hamlet or Iago, and our own consciousness strangely expands. ~ Harold Bloom
218:Scholars don't have blood flowing in their veins," said Hamlet. "When they're wounded, they bleed logic, and when all of it is gone, their brains die, and they become ... soldiers. ~ Orson Scott Card
219:...What's more, I live in Berkeley, California. If princesses had infiltrated OUR little retro hippie hamlet, imagine what was going on places where women actually shaved their legs! ~ Peggy Orenstein
220:Sorry," [Hamlet] said, rubbing his temples. "I don't know what came over me. All of a sudden I had this overwhelming desire to talk for a very long time without actually doing anything. ~ Jasper Fforde
221:There's something really incredible about watching what someone else does with a role that we know: the Hamlets or the Henry Vs or the Othellos or the Cleopatras that we've seen on stage. ~ Kevin Spacey
222:     Los imitadores olvidan el ser o no ser del trágico eminente, y al hacerlo caen en ese abismo sin fondo de que nos habla el creador de Hamlet: ¡Palabras, palabras, palabras! ~ Gustavo Adolfo B cquer
223:I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity? ~ Charlotte Bront
224:I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity? ~ Charlotte Bronte
225:There are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn't, because there aren't enough skulls! ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
226:In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. Hamlet. ~ William Shakespeare
227:QUEEN  Sweets to the sweet, farewell! 254 I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet’s wife; 255 I thought thy bride-bed to have decked, sweet maid, 256 And not have strewed thy grave. ~ William Shakespeare
228:In fact a favourite problem of Tyndall is-Given the molecular forces in a mutton chop, deduce Hamlet or Faust therefrom. He is confident that the Physics of the Future will solve this easily. ~ Thomas Huxley
229:And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story. ~ Julie Taymor
230:as Claudius said to Hamlet, `it is a law of nature; their fathers died before them, and they mourned their loss; they will die before their children, who will, in their turn, grieve for them. ~ Alexandre Dumas
231:I can never forget that Chinese student I knew in Paris - Mr. Tcheou, I think it was. One day, upon asking him if he had ever read Hamlet, he answered: "You mean that novel by Jack London? ~ Henry Miller
232:To say that life is nothing but a property of certain peculiar combinations of atoms is like saying that Shakespeare's Hamlet is nothing but a property of a peculiar combination of letters. ~ Ernst F Schumacher
233:[...] Como suas respostas são penetrantes - uma felicidade que a loucura alcança às vezes, e que a razão e a sanidade não têm a sorte de encontrar [...] - Polônio sobre a "loucura" de Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
234:I prithee take thy fingers from my throat, For, though I am not splenitive and rash, Yet have I in me something dangerous, Which let thy wisdom fear. Hold off thy hand. —From Hamlet by Shakespeare ~ Matthew Quick
235:By this edition of HAMLET I hope to help the student of Shakspere to understand the play—and first of all Hamlet himself, whose spiritual and moral nature are the real material of the tragedy, to ~ George MacDonald
236:Act – make an event. Smash the coordinates and see where the smithereens fly. Let in the madness, and be sure to be a danger to oneself and others. Too much thinking turns you into that fool Hamlet. ~ Hanif Kureishi
237:HAMLET: What did you enact?

POLONIUS: I did enact Julius Caesar; I was kill'd i' the Capitol; Brutus killed me.

HAMLET: It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf there. ~ William Shakespeare
238:Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. Lord Polonius: What is the matter, my lord? Hamlet: Between who? Lord Polonius: I mean, the matter that you read, my lord. ~ William Shakespeare
239:Romeo is the most misunderstood character in literature, I think. He's hardcore to play because he's displaying the characteristics of Hamlet at the beginning, and, well, then everything else happens. ~ Alan Cumming
240:What is he whose grief
Bears such an emphasis? whose phrase of sorrow
Conjures the wand'ring stars, and makes them stand
Like wonder-wounded hearers? This is I,
Hamlet the Dane. ~ William Shakespeare
241:I'm not saying that Sam J. Jones was Flash Gordon - there's no such thing. No actor can be the person, that's a bunch of crap. People pay to see an actor be himself, whether he plays Hamlet or whatever. ~ Sam J Jones
242:In a hamlet of ten households, there are bound to be those who are my equal in doing their best for others and in being trustworthy in what they say, but they are unlikely to be as eager to learn as I am. ~ Confucius
243:I not only loved studying theater, I loved being a theater major. It gave me an excuse to brood, to grow a beard, to wear black 'at' people. I didn't just want to play Hamlet, I wanted to be Hamlet. ~ Stephen Colbert
244:That's why so many people want to play Hamlet: because it's a completely demarked role, and the actor playing it has to be prepared, through the language, to allow the audience to see into who he is. ~ Cate Blanchett
245:Is a man what he seems to the astronomer, a tiny lump of impure carbon and water crawling impotently on a small and unimportant planet? Or is he what he appears to Hamlet? Is he perhaps both as once? ~ Bertrand Russell
246:King Lear is undoubtedly the greatest play ever written by Shakespeare - or anybody else for that matter. Hamlet is certainly great, but it doesn't contain as many elements of humanity as we see in Lear. ~ Paul Scofield
247:Not the children of the rich or of the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school ~ John Amos Comenius
248:Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600-02), Act I, scene 5, line 166. (“Our philosophy” in some readings). Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 596-97.
249:In fact a favourite problem of [John Tyndall] is—Given the molecular forces in a mutton chop, deduce Hamlet or Faust therefrom. He is confident that the Physics of the Future will solve this easily. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley
250:There is a unique wisdom of the small American community, the isolated rural hamlet, and it is this: Everyone matters. Not in some clichéd humanistic sense, but in a literal, practical sense. ~ Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
251:In the corrupted currents of this world
Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice,
And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself
Buys out the law. . .
(Claudius, from Hamlet, Act 3, scene 3) ~ William Shakespeare
252:If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendency; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will. ~ Daniel Webster
253:What has been done in the world - the works of genius - cost nothing. There is no painful effort, but it is the spontaneous flowing of the thought. Shakespeare made his Hamlet as a bird weaves its nest. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
254:When you are at the right age to play Hamlet you are still to young and immature to play it. It is much later, when you get the life experience and the emotional power, that you understand Hamlet or Macbeth. ~ Anthony Hopkins
255: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. ~ Paul Auster
256:Where lurk sweet echoes of the dear homevoices, Each note of which calls like a little sister, Those airs slow, slow ascending, as the smokewreaths Rise from the hearthstones of our native hamlets Cyrano Act 5. ~ Edmond Rostand
257:Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable barrier, and the sacred air-cities of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality; and man, by his nature, is yet infinite and free. ~ Thomas Carlyle
258:Heaven blazing into the head: Tragedy wrought to its uttermost. Though Hamlet rambles and Lear rages And all the drop-scenes drop at once Upon a hundred thousand stages It cannot grow by an inch or an ounce. ~ William Butler Yeats
259:The cast of Hamlet had not moved much. They had that haunted yet hopeful look in their eyes, like the ones you see in photographs of people crammed into steerage compartments, traveling to some new, unknown land. ~ Maureen Johnson
260:Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.
Lord Polonius: What is the matter, my lord?
Hamlet: Between who?
Lord Polonius: I mean, the matter that you read, my lord. ~ William Shakespeare
261:told Louis one sunlit afternoon that the essence of the Dalai Lama’s teaching for non-Buddhists was contained in the line we’d read at school, from Hamlet: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. ~ Pico Iyer
262:La vida costaba demasiado trabajo, no valía la pena levantarse por la mañana y ver arrastrarse las horas sin una finalidad. Descansar. Morir. Ser o no ser, como Hamlet. "No pienses, Maya, trata de mantenerte ocupada ~ Isabel Allende
263:My enlightened racial consciousness demands that I reject the so-called greatness of William Faulkner and William Shakespeare. I don't have time for any of that Hamlet jive -- but Marvel superheroes are super cool. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates
264:Hamlet: “No la dejéis andar al sol;
la concepción es una bendición,
pero no como vuestra hija puede
concebir, amigo, estad atento a ello”
Acto II. Escena II
- Hamlet -
- William Shakespeare – ~ William Shakespeare
265:Me estaba preguntando quienes somos nosotros. Nosotros, que pensamos que Hamlet es más real que el portero de nuestra casa. ¿Qué derecho tengo a juzgar a éstos, yo que voy buscando a Madame Bovary para armarle un escándalo? ~ Anonymous
266:The cast of Hamlet had not moved much. They had that haunted yet hopeful look in their eyes, like the ones you see in photographs of people crammed into steerage compartments, traveling to some new, unknown land. ~ Maureen Johnson
267:For Hamlet, greatness means willingness to fight for reasons as thin as an eggshell: anyone would fight for things that matter; true heroes take their personal honor so seriously they will fight for things that don’t matter. ~ Peter Thiel
268:Programmed by quanta, physics gave rise first to chemistry and then to life; programmed by mutations and recombination, life gave rise to Shakespeare; programmed by experience and imagination, Shakespeare gave rise to Hamlet. ~ Seth Lloyd
269:We've been rehearsing a classic from antiquity, Green Eggs and Hamlet, the story of a young prince of Denmark who goes mad, drowns his girlfriend, and in his remorse, forces spoiled breakfast on all whom he meets. ~ Christopher Moore
270:Ford!" he said, "there's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they've worked out. ~ Douglas Adams
271:Grace Murphy, defender of the downtrodden! Snarking one villain at a time with her acerbic wit and pointy boobs! If there was going to be super-natural mojo involved in my life, the least I could ask for was non-sagging boobs. ~ Nicole Hamlett
272:Hamlet’s a dull fuck of a story where a fellow stands around lamenting how useless he is even to his own self, and then there’s one pansy swordfight and it’s over. The only good part of that is what he nicked from Kit’s Dido. ~ Neal Stephenson
273:Hopping over the side of the couch I landed on top of him. "My bones are so heavy! I don't think I can move." I groaned.
"Ack!" he grunted. "I can't breathe."
"Oh noes! However will I get up so that my bubby can breathe? ~ Nicole Hamlett
274:to be or not to be, that is the question,
whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
or to take arms against a sea of trouble
and by opposing end them.

Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
275:Fine,” I said, pulling into the very last slot in the parking lot. “See you then.” “ ’Tis devoutly to be wished,” Brian said, and hung up. I sat there in astonishment for a moment; had my brother really just quoted Hamlet? Perhaps ~ Jeff Lindsay
276:There are those who think that Zeffirelli's Hamlet is the way to treat Shakespeare. I think that cinema can handle much more. We somehow expect cinema to provide us with meaning, to console us. But that's not the purpose of art. ~ Peter Greenaway
277:As the great poet wrote, ‘To thine own self be true.’…What? You don’t think a Skotos can be literate? I happen to love Shakespeare. Hamlet is one of my faves. (Zeth) I’m not touching that one with tongs and a gas mask. (Jericho) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
278:The creator of Sir John Falstaff, of Hamlet, and of Rosalind also makes me wish I could be more myself. But that, as I argue throughout this book, is why we should read, and why we should read only the best of what has been written. ~ Harold Bloom
279:Hamlet: Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an eggshell. Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honor’s at the stake. ~ Peter Thiel
280:On Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in a 1948 film: Olivier's idea of introspection was to hood his eyes, dentalize his consonants and let the camera circle his blondined head like a sparrow looking for a place to deposit its droppings. ~ Robert Brustein
281:Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. Hamlet could be told from Polonius's point of view and called The Tragedy of Polonius, Lord Chamberlain of Denmark. He didn't think he was a minor character in anything, I daresay. ~ John Barth
282:I'm on the list that I thought I'd never be on. I'm not sitting here thinking, 'God, I might get this part' or 'is it too late for me to play Hamlet?' It's really about: who do I get to work with? There's so many people on that list. ~ Joel Edgerton
283:The destruction of civilian hamlets, the killing and the wounding of civilians, became vastly greater than it had been before, and it was very upsetting; but I still couldnt bring myself to understand that the policy itself was wrong. ~ Neil Sheehan
284:As the great poet wrote, ‘To thine own self be true.’…What? You don’t think a Skotos can be literate? I happen to love Shakespeare. Hamlet is one of my faves. (Zeth)
I’m not touching that one with tongs and a gas mask. (Jericho) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
285:Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch. Women choose Alice [in Wonderland] because every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think they are disinherited monarchs. ~ Adam Gopnik
286:I am almost sure to be blotted out by death, but sometimes I think it is not impossible that I may continue to live in some other manner after my physical death . Or, as Hamlet wonders, what dreams will come when we leave this body? ~ Jorge Luis Borges
287:It was horrible and senseless, and I now felt the sudden need to drink scotch, brood, and read Edgar Allen Poe or the ending to Hamlet. Maybe I would top it all off with some YouTube videos of drowning kittens while listening to Radiohead. ~ Penny Reid
288:Hamlet. 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? ~ William Shakespeare
289:Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would play upon me, you would seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery, you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass..." Hamlet. ~ William Shakespeare
290: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. ~ Lech Walesa
291:Shakespeare might have met Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the white streets of London, or seen the serving-men of rival houses bite their thumbs at each other in the open square; but Hamlet came out of his soul, and Romeo out of his passion. ~ Oscar Wilde
292:Would you go to see a brilliant actor who's been framed for something that he didn't do, and put him on a stage and say he's going to do Hamlet for you, and why don't you enjoy it? That's a hell of an analogy, but it's about the same thing. ~ Jerry Stiller
293:I became an actress because I discovered the world of the imagination when I was about 14 or so and the concept that you could engage in this amazing world of storytelling. I saw a production of Hamlet, and I didn't know Hamlet died in the end. ~ Helen Mirren
294:Hamlet is a remarkably easy role. Physically it's hard because it tends to be about three hours long and you're talking the whole time. But it's a simple role and it adapts itself very well, because the thing about Hamlet is, we all are Hamlet. ~ Liev Schreiber
295:The purpose of all opprobrious language is, not to describe, but to hurt - even when, like Hamlet, we make only the shadow-passes of a soliloquised combat. We call the enemy not what we think he is but what we think he would least like to be called. ~ C S Lewis
296:Good Gad! It looks like the last act of Hamlet in here.
Turnip banged his head against his clenched fists, making inarticulate moaning noises.
Pinchingdale gave him an odd look. 'I had no idea you felt so strongly about the play, Fitzhugh. ~ Lauren Willig
297:I have a mother,"replied Hamlet gloomily as he bowed politely and kissed my mother's hand."She shares my uncle's bed."
"They should buy another one, in that case," she replied, practical as ever. "They do a very good deal at IKEA, I'm told. ... ~ Jasper Fforde
298:To be, or not to be: that is the question. That’s from Hamlet’s - maybe Shakespeare’s - most famous soliloquy. […] But what if Shakespeare - and Hamlet - were asking the wrong question? What if the real question is not whether to be, but how to be? ~ Gayle Forman
299:Where is Polonius? HAMLET In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i' th' other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby. ~ William Shakespeare
300:Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and ‘tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale. ~ William Shakespeare
301:Laurence Olivier begins his 1948 film adaptation of Hamlet with a voice-over stating, “This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind.” Such a reading of the play, even when more elegantly articulated, has almost become a cliché. ~ William Shakespeare
302:A collector recently bought at public auction, in London, for one hundred and fifty-seven guineas, an autograph of Shakespeare; but for nothing a school-boy can read Hamlet and can detect secrets of highest concernment yet unpublished therein. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
303:How can I come this far and not tell him-he, who would understand it best-that by giving me that flyer, by inviting me to skip Hamlet, he helped me realize that it's not to be that matters, but how to be?
How can I come this far and not be brave? ~ Gayle Forman
304:I was doing Hamlet in the off-season, and I had a specific idea in my mind about what I wanted that character to look like, and because it's going to lead into the next year, I knew that it was going to have to be established somewhere in the show. ~ Michael Shanks
305:Lord Hamlet, maybe you alone are the evil one. You insert yourself where everyone is living peacefully and amicably, and you spout complex reasoning and attack everyone, making them suffer, saying that in this world only your love is pure and devoted. ~ Osamu Dazai
306:During the long nights in the caves, how many Hamlets must have murmured their endless monologues—for it is likely that the apogee of metaphysical torment is to be located well before that universal insipidity which followed the advent of Philosophy. ~ Emil M Cioran
307:Hamlet: Lady, shall I lie in your lap? Ophelia: No, my lord. Hamlet: DId you think I meant country matters? Ophelia: I think nothing, my lord. Hamlet: That's a fair thought to lie between maids' legs. Ophelia: What is, my lord? Hamlet: Nothing. ~ William Shakespeare
308:Ofelia, betänk din ära, hur den skadas om du lyssnar alltför naivt och villigt till hans locksång och skänker bort ditt hjärta eller öppnar jungfrulighetens skattegömma för prins Hamlets envist pockande begär. Var rädd om dig, Ofelia, var rädd! ~ William Shakespeare
309:All this was wasted on Alan, whose set work was Hamlet. For a brief moment he pleased his father by saying that at least there was one line he liked. The pleasure was dissipated when Alan explained it was the last line: ‘Exeunt, bearing off the bodies…. ~ Andrew Hodges
310:Many undoubtedly owe their good fortune to the circumstance that they possess a pleasing smile with which they win hearts. Yet these hearts would do better to beware and to learn from Hamlet's tables that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
311: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. ~ Peter James
312:Where is Polonius?
HAMLET
In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i' th' other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby. ~ William Shakespeare
313:I started to shed the monstrous aesthetic affectation of my youth so as to make room for the monstrous philistine postures of middle age, but it was some years before I was bold enough to decline an invitation to "Hamlet" on the grounds that I knew who won. ~ Quentin Crisp
314:Amanda raised her glass in a toast. “Here’s a wet one to Saint Iris of the Hummocks!” Then she winced and scowled at Riker, who had kicked her under the table. Polly raised her glass and quoted from Hamlet: “And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ~ Lilian Jackson Braun
315:“In this sense the Dionysian man resembles Hamlet : both have once looked truly into the essence of things, they have gained knowledge, and nausea inhibits action; for their action could not change anything in the eternal nature of things." ~ Nietzsche, "The Birth of Tragedy"
316:It was one of those cases where you approve the broad, general principle of an idea but can't help being in a bit of a twitter at the prospect of putting it into practical effect. I explained this to Jeeves, and he said much the same thing had bothered Hamlet. ~ P G Wodehouse
317:Lay her i' the earth: And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest, A ministering angel shall my sister be, When thou liest howling. HAMLET. What, the fair Ophelia! QUEEN GERTRUDE. Sweets to the sweet: farewell! ~ William Shakespeare
318:Anyway, the fascinating thing was that I read in National Geographic that there are more people alive now than have died in all of human history. In other words, if everyone wanted to play Hamlet at once, they couldn’t, because there aren’t enough skulls! ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
319:Savall’s boutique label, Alia Vox. The disk that I treasure most is Savall’s account of John Dowland’s 1604 “Lachrimae,” music of the most sensuous and enveloping melancholy. “Hamlet” emanates from the same time and place, and speaks the same dark, lush language.  ♦ ~ Anonymous
320:Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel?
Polonius: By the mass, and ‘tis like a camel, indeed.
Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel.
Hamlet: Or like a whale?
Polonius: Very like a whale. ~ William Shakespeare
321:Sitting at his side Stephen solved out the problem. He proves by algebra that Shakespeare's ghost is Hamlet's grandfather. Sargent peered askance through his slanted glasses. Hockeysticks rattled in the lumberroom: the hollow knock of a ball and calls from the field. ~ Anonymous
322:When she had gone he said, laughing: —We call it D. B. C. because they have damn bad cakes. O, but you missed Dedalus on Hamlet. Haines opened his newbought book. —I’m sorry, he said. Shakespeare is the happy huntingground. of all minds that have lost their balance. ~ James Joyce
323:I think it's always funny when you see kids do Shakespeare. When I was at school, I was in Hamlet. I played Claudius, who's supposed to be a 60-year-old man, and I was like 18. It's inherently ridiculous seeing 18-year-old boys with gray beards. That's always funny. ~ Steve Coogan
324:Mr. [John] Barrymore's smile was the smile of an actor who hates actors, and who knows that he is going to kill two or three before the play is over. I am not an actor-killer, but I like my Hamlets to dislike actors, if you know what I mean, and I think you don't. ~ John Barrymore
325:There is a renewed interest in myth, in part because we feel that, as Blaise Pascal noted, "we wander in times which are not ours," or we share Hamlet's sense that "the time is out of joint," or agree with Rilke that "we are not much at home in the world we have created. ~ J Hollis
326:What I do is interpret, not create. I may add elements and do something different. That is what is so incredible about theatre. Why do we love it that there are nine Hamletsor six King Lears over two years? We love to watch a different actor attack the same material. ~ Kevin Spacey
327:And yet, when we stopped at the last hamlet and I saw him embrace the elders and leave gifts, saw the hope that he left behind, and remembered it was he who had saved Kaden from the savagery of his own kind, I wondered if anything I felt in my gut really mattered.   ~ Mary E Pearson
328:As Hamlet says, Hercules may lay about him with his club in every possible direction, but he can't prevent the cats from making a most intolerable row on the roofs of the houses, or the dogs from being shot in the hot weather if they run about the streets unmuzzled ~ Charles Dickens
329:¿Podemos hoy imaginar el mundo sin Don Quijote? Cuesta mucho. ¿Sin Hamlet? Cuesta mucho. Sin embargo, hubo una época en que no existían.Hoy ellos forman parte de la realidad porque fueron imaginados; lo que se imagina se convierte entonces en parte de la realidad... ~ Carlos Fuentes
330:The music I was writing for 'Hamlet' needed to be very simple because there was so much going on with the dialogue in that play, so I felt like the music had to complement that - so that carried on through; I was working on the soundtrack and the album simultaneously. ~ Sarah Blasko
331:quoted a bench of justices Katju and Misra saying, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and it can similarly be said that something is rotten in the Allahabad High Court,” and the high court “really needs some house cleaning. ~ Tamal Bandyopadhyay
332: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. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
333:Most people don't know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor... But I've performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he's gay so that the landlord won't evict him. ~ John Ritter
334:The tragedy of "Hamlet" is critically considered to be the masterpiece of dramatic poetry; and the tragedy of "Hamlet" is also, according to the testimony of every sort of manager, the play of all others which can invariably be depended on to fill a theater. ~ George Augustus Henry Sala
335:ROSENCRANTZ My lord, you must tell us where the body is, and go with us to the king. HAMLET The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body. The king is a thing - GUILDENSTERN A thing my lord? HAMLET Of nothing. Bring me to him. Hide fox, and all after! ~ William Shakespeare
336:There ‘s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ‘t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is ‘t to leave betimes? Hamlet. V.2 ~ William Shakespeare
337:Hamlet: Lady, shall I lie in your lap?
Ophelia: No, my lord.
Hamlet: DId you think I meant country matters?
Ophelia: I think nothing, my lord.
Hamlet: That's a fair thought to lie between maids' legs.
Ophelia: What is, my lord?
Hamlet: Nothing. ~ William Shakespeare
338:and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. ~ Stephen King
339:Beckett despite his professed preference for Racine, is master and victim, and as such pervades Beckett’s canonical drama, Endgame. Beckett’s Hamlet follows the French model, in which excessive consciousness negates action, which is at some distance from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. ~ Harold Bloom
340:There are a lot of wrong reasons to do a remake, but there are some good ones... I think it's human nature, in many ways, to retell our favorite stories. We do it in the theater, all the time. I've seen four different 'Hamlets,' and every one has given me something different. ~ Joel Kinnaman
341:POLONIUS : My Lord, I will use them according to their desert.

HAMLET : God's bodykins man, better. Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity. The less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty. ~ William Shakespeare
342:To ADDRESS  (ADDRE'SS)   v.a.[addresser, Fr. from dereçar, Span. from dirigo, directum, Lat.]1. To prepare one’s self to enter upon any action; as, he addressed himself to the work. It lifted up its head, and did addressItself to motion, like as it would speak.Shakesp.Hamlet. ~ Samuel Johnson
343:What do you intend for us to do with the pig once it’s full-grown?” she demanded.
West considered that. “Eat it?”
She let out an exasperated huff. “The girls have already named it Hamlet. Would you have us eat a family pet, Mr. Ravenel?”
“I would if it turned into bacon. ~ Lisa Kleypas
344:Hamlet is not offering you hypocritical advice against revenge; it is reminding you that the choice really is yours to make! No matter what kind of social prison we are placed in, we are all empowered to make choices that are rooted in what we want, and not what others expect of us. ~ Laura Bates
345:ROSENCRANTZ My lord, you must tell us where the body is, and go with us to the king.
HAMLET The body is with the king, but the king is not with the body. The king is a thing -
GUILDENSTERN A thing my lord?
HAMLET Of nothing. Bring me to him. Hide fox, and all after! ~ William Shakespeare
346:Then, as we turned the final curve past the abandoned little hamlet of Ballydubh, with the village almost out of sight, he forced me to turn around and take in the full sweep of the mountains and the sea. "And there", he said, "is your An Clohan. You had best said good-bye, now. ~ Nancy Scheper Hughes
347:'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad. ~ Michael Sheen
348:As the acknowledged leader of the group by now, he threw out another challenge. In his most daring move, he insisted that in the group’s creative adaptation of the play they change the ending. In their version, with the title “To Revenge or Not to Revenge,” Hamlet should choose not to kill. ~ Laura Bates
349:Look how our young people commit suicide, without asking themselves Hamlet’s question what there is beyond, without a sign of such a question, as though all that relates to the soul and to what awaits us beyond the grave had long been erased in their minds and buried under the sands. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
350:Aun en el caso de que usted aporte su propia interpretación individual sobre Hamlet —lo cual es absolutamente correcto—, esa interpretación estará arraigada en las realidades y los contextos de su vida real. ¡En cualquier caso, el hecho es que la interpretación no es algo meramente arbitrario! ~ Ken Wilber
351:Ok kiddo, turn off the Xbox and lets get some grub."
"Awww Mom!"
"Don't you awww Mom me. You need to eat a decent meal, mister. However will you rule the world if you're malnourished? People aren't going to follow a skinny guy with patchy hair and no teeth, buddy. It's just not DONE. ~ Nicole Hamlett
352:If the people would but analyze the human equation of a prison they might better account for the crimes that are visited upon them in cities, towns, and hamlets, ofttimes by men who graduated with an education and equipment for just that sort of retributive service from some penal institution. ~ Eugene V Debs
353:Social questions are too sectional, too topical, too temporal to move a man to the mighty effort which is needed to produce greatpoetry. Prison reform may nerve Charles Reade to produce an effective and businesslike prose melodrama; but it could never produce Hamlet, Faust, or Peer Gynt. ~ George Bernard Shaw
354:If you want to know what are the events which cast their shadow over the hell of time of King Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, look to see when and how the shadow lifts. What softens the heart of a man, shipwrecked in storms dire, Tried, like another Ulysses, Pericles, prince of Tyre? ~ James Joyce
355:In fact a favourite problem of Tyndall is—Given the molecular forces in a mutton chop, deduce Hamlet or Faust therefrom. He is confident that the Physics of the Future will solve this easily. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley
356:To realize that nothing makes any final difference is overwhelming; but if one goes no farther and becomes a saint, a cynic or a suicide on principle, one hasn't reasoned completely. The truth is that nothing makes any difference, including that truth. Hamlet's question is, absolutely, meaningless. ~ John Barth
357:For Hamlet, greatness means willingness to fight for reasons as thin as an eggshell: anyone would fight for things that matter; true heroes take their personal honor so seriously they will fight for things that don’t matter. This twisted logic is part of human nature, but it’s disastrous in business. ~ Anonymous
358:If I have to do battle with you a thousand times to prove my point, I'll do it.'

The queen unwisely asked, 'But to prove what point, my dear Hamlet?'

'That I loved Ophelia! Fifty thousand brothers, with all the love they can summon, would not equal my love for here. Ophelia, Ophelia. ~ John Marsden
359:Yes, a ghost, thought the Count, as he moved silently down the hall. Like Hamlet’s father roaming the ramparts of Elsinore after the midnight watch . . . Or like Akaky Akakievich, that forsaken spirit of Gogol’s who in the wee hours haunted the Kalinkin Bridge in search of his stolen coat . . . Why ~ Amor Towles
360:Do not feed that beggar. Hamlet, lie down.” The dog ignored her.
“Down,” Viktor ordered, his deep voice stern. The dog whined and then lay down. The prince looked at her. “You need to be more forceful.”
“I suppose my forcefulness will improve once my voice changes. Sopranos get no respect. ~ Patricia Grasso
361:The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment... We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this great science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
362:A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. ~ Stephen King
363:We become lovers when we see Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet makes us students. The blood of Duncan is upon our hands, with Timon werage against the world, and when Lear wanders out upon the heath the terror of madness touches us. Ours is the white sinlessness of Desdemona, and ours, also, the sin of Iago. ~ Oscar Wilde
364:whose sole knowledge, as I say, of Hamlet was one-page digest in a book that claimed: now at least you can read all the classics; keep up with your neighbours. Do you see? Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there’s your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more. ~ Ray Bradbury
365:He was the meekest of his sex, the mildest of little men. He sidled in and out of a room, to take up the less space. He walked as softly as the Ghost in Hamlet, and more slowly. He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else. ~ Charles Dickens
366:To be or not to be: that is the question. That's from Hamlet's - maybe Shakespeare's - most famous soliloquy. I had to memorize the whole speech for sophomore English, and I can still remember every word. I didn't give it much thought back then. I just wanted to get all the words right and collect my A. ~ Gayle Forman
367:Much as Hamlet famously declares, “I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space,” each of the bubble universes appears to have finite spatial extent when examined from the outside, but infinite spatial extent when examined from the inside. And that’s a marvelous realization ~ Brian Greene
368:Bush has not read enough books to have a developed moral sense. The fewer books you read, the easier it is to become fundamental. In some ways my antiwar stand here is also a stand on anti-literacy. Someone should get G.W. into a reading program, get him to join a book club. Have him read Hamlet, King Lear. ~ Sherman Alexie
369:As far as his contemporaries were concerned, there was no question about his stature in American history. In the extravaganza of mourning that occurred in more than four hundred towns and hamlets throughout the land, he was described as the only indisputable hero of the age, the one and only “His Excellency. ~ Joseph J Ellis
370:Mars One projesi gerçekte nedir? Frank Sinatra’yı Mars’a taşımaktır, Hamlet’i Mars’a taşımaktır, Gandi’yi, Buda’yı Mars’a taşımaktır. Anılarımızı, bilgilerimizi, tarihimizi, bizim her şeyimizi Mars’a taşımaktır! Mars One sadece geleceğimizi kurtarma projesi değil bütün geçmişimizi de kurtarma projesidir! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
371:We defy augury. There is special providence in
the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to
come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come—the
readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is't
to leave betimes, let be. (Hamlet 5.2.217-224) ~ William Shakespeare
372:I deliberately borrow from Shakespeare; the most precious objects on Earth are not gems or jewels, but ink marks on paper. No single human brain could conceive of Hamlet, Principia Mathematica or Codex Leicester; they were created by and belong to the entire human race, and the library of wonders continues to grow. ~ Brian Cox
373:If I had any doubts at all about the justice of my dislike for Shakespeare, that doubt vanished completely. What a crude, immoral,vulgar, and senseless work Hamlet is. The whole thing is based on pagan vengeance; the only aim is to gather together as many effects as possible; there is no rhyme or reason about it. ~ Leo Tolstoy
374:A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. ~ Stephen King
375:In the gravedigger scene in act V, Hamlet looks upon an anonymous skull and jokes that even Alexander the Great decomposed into dust that could have been used to plug a beer barrel. But when Hamlet is shown this skull of his old friend Yorick, the prince becomes unspeakably sentimental and sad because he knew him. ~ Sarah Vowell
376:The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring. Paintings of Moreau are paintings of ideas. The deepest poetry of Shelley, the words of Hamlet bring our mind into contact with the eternal wisdom; Plato's world of ideas. All the rest is the speculation of schoolboys for schoolboys. ~ James Joyce
377:English, which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear, has no words for the shiver and the headache... The merest schoolgirl, when she falls in love, has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her, but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry. ~ John Green
378:We all still show too little respect for nature, which in Leonardo's deep words recalling Hamlet's speech "is full of infinite reasons which never appeared in experience." Every one of us human beings corresponds to one of the infinite experiments in which these "reasons of nature" force themselves into experience. ~ Sigmund Freud
379:Here's what happens in a play. You get involved in a situation where something is unbalanced. If nothing's unbalanced, there's no reason to have a play. If Hamlet comes home from school, and his dad's not dead and asks him if he's had a good time, it's boring. But if something's unbalanced, it must be returned to order. ~ David Mamet
380:In the next days it took little provocation for us to flick the flint of our Zippo lighters. Thatched roofs take the flame quickly, and on bad days the hamlets of Pinkville burned, taking our revenge in fire. It was good to walk from Pinkville and to see fire behind Alpha Company. It was good, just as pure hate is good. ~ Tim O Brien
381:Hamlet's mother says to Hamlet, "Why seems it so particular with thee?" What is the difference between belief and make-belief? What makes us give to any one belief (since it is only a matter of shifting, tuning the mind) the peculiar weight of actuality? "For there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. ~ Graham Swift
382:In his faded tartan bathrobe and brown leather slippers with the rundown heels, his hair all in sleep corkscrews and Alfalfa cowlicks, he looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way. (jesus ~ Stephen King
383:A meme is simply a unit of memorable cultural information. It can be as small as a tune or a metaphor, as big as a philosophy or religious concept. Hell is a meme; so are the Pythagorean theorem, A Hard Day’s Night, the wheel, Hamlet, pragmatism, harmony, “Where’s the beef?,” and of course the notion of the meme itself. ~ Michael Pollan
384:It's actually now, more common to see conceptual productions of Shakespearian, which Hamlet is played as a Nazi, or a homosexual, or whatever concept is being laid over the play, then it is to see a production of Shakespeare in which there is no conceptual overlay and the play is simply being presented on its own terms. ~ Terry Teachout
385:Life consists in action,' Aristotle said, 'and its end is a mode of action, not a quality.' The same with Hamlet, or Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, or Neo in The Matrix: characters who have overcome their doubts and fears, then pushed them aside and acted. It is this action that elevates them into the realm of 'heroic figures. ~ Syd Field
386:What separates us from insects? It’s so stupid. I have lived and worked all my life never forgetting that everything is for the sake of Denmark, no matter what sad or painful things happen. But now I realize I am a fool. I have been deceived—by the late king, the present king, and even by Hamlet. They all have deceived me. ~ Osamu Dazai
387:You sound as if you don’t like Mr. Winterborne.”
“He’s terrified the housemaids, cursed Mrs. Church, insulted Sims, and was rather short-tempered with me,” Kathleen said. “I’m beginning to think the only member of the household he hasn’t offended is the pig, and that’s only because Hamlet hasn’t gone into his room yet. ~ Lisa Kleypas
388:HAMLET
I do not well understand that. Will you play upon this pipe?

GUILDENSTERN
My lord, I cannot.

HAMLET
I pray you.

GUILDENSTERN
Believe me, I cannot.

HAMLET
I do beseech you.

GUILDENSTERN
I know no touch of it, my lord.

HAMLET
It is as easy as lying. ~ William Shakespeare
389:I think the only real referent for anybody writing drama is probably Hamlet. You have the most extreme tragic drama, this sort of blood-boltered thing, but it's also very funny, which is simply a matter of the playwright being alive and observant and entertaining, and understanding not only the world but what will play. ~ William Monahan
390:It makes no sense to analyze whether an envisioned future is the right one. With a creation—and the task is creation of a future, not prediction—there can be no right answer. Did Beethoven create the right Ninth Symphony? Did Shakespeare create the right Hamlet? We can’t answer these questions; they’re nonsense. ~ Harvard Business Review
391:Westward, beyond the still pleasant, but, even then, no longer solitary, hamlet of Charing, a broad space, broken here and there by scattered houses and venerable pollards, in the early spring of 1467, presented the rural scene for the sports and pastimes of the inhabitants of Westminister and London. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton
392:Droga wiodąca do domu ojca jest długa, trudna i każdy mężczyzna musi ją przebyć sam, indywidualnie. W przypadku Hamleta wejście na tę drogę zakłada wyrzeczenie się nie- 105 śmiertelności czy też bezpiecznego życia, na jakie może liczyć syn trzymający się spódnicy matki, i podjęcie ryzyka śmierci zawsze obecnego w królestwie ojca. ~ Anonymous
393:The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment... We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this great science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it. ~ Alfred North Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics (1911)
394:A onda sam izašao da prošetam po ulici u kojoj živim. Hm. Sivo je. Presivo.U Beogradu. I u Paraćinu. I ništa, tu smo, svi smo tu: nismo odabrali kao Lindo, nismo ni kao Zlakušani. Čovek se zapita kako se to onda zove, to što mi biramo da živimo: beskrajna hrabrost ili beskrajni kukavičluk? Čini mi se, Hamlet je poreklom bio iz naših krajeva. ~ Marko eli
395:Hay un motivo por el que reconocemos que Hamlet es una obra maestra: y es que Shakespeare nos dijo la verdad, y la gente muy pocas veces nos dice la verdad en cuanto a estos ascensos y caídas. La verdad es que sabemos tan poco de la vida que en realidad no sabemos distinguir cuáles son las buenas noticias y cuáles son las malas noticias. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
396:Shakespeare is God, of course. I have studied his plays for the vast majority of my sentient life. When I was a kid, my parents found an old copy of the LP recording of Richard Burton in John Gielgud's Broadway production of Hamlet and they gave it to me for my birthday. I listened to it till the grooves wore thin and I was off and running. ~ Ken Ludwig
397:a curious gizmo that a bearded Scotsman named Alexander Graham Bell was calling his “telephone.” (Bell would read from Hamlet’s soliloquy at one end of the hall, and attendees at the other could plainly hear the inventor’s voice issuing from a little speaker. “My God, it talks!” exclaimed one prominent visitor, Emperor Dom Pedro of Brazil.) ~ Hampton Sides
398:No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; Am an attendant lord, one that will do To swell a progress, start a scene or two, Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool, Deferential, glad to be of use, Politic, cautious, and meticulous; Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse; At times, indeed, almost ridiculous— Almost, at times, the Fool. ~ T S Eliot
399:The madness of the eyes is the lure of the abyss. Sirens lurk in the dark depths of the pupils as they lurk at the bottom of the sea, that I know for sure - but I have never encountered them, and I am searching still for the profound and plaintive gazes in whose depths I might be able, like Hamlet redeemed, to drown the Ophelia of my desire. ~ Jean Lorrain
400:La cuestión suprema sobre una obra de arte es desde qué profundidad de vida emerge. La pintura de Gustave Moreau es la pintura de ideas. La más profunda poesía de Shelley, las palabras de Hamlet ponen a nuestra mente en contacto con la sabiduría eterna, el mundo de las ideas de Platón. Todo lo demás es la especulación de escolares para escolares. ~ Anonymous
401:These Danes have always been a very froward people. Do you know, Jack, what they did at Clonmacnois? They burnt it, the thieves, and their queen sat on the high altar mother-naked, uttering oracles in a heathen frenzy. Ota was the strumpet’s name. It is all of a piece: look at Hamlet’s mother. I only wonder her behaviour caused any comment. ~ Patrick O Brian
402:What is really the Mars One project? It is to carry Frank Sinatra to the Mars, it is to carry Hamlet to the Mars, Gandhi to the Mars, Buddha to the Mars. It is a project of carrying our memories, our knowledge, our history, our everything to the Mars! It is not only a project of saving our future but also a project of saving our whole past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
403:For me, life without literature is inconceivable. I think that Don Quixote in a physical sense never existed, but Don Quixote exists more than anybody who existed in 1605. Much more. There's nobody who can compete with Don Quixote or with Hamlet. So in the end we have the reality of the book as the reality of the world and the reality of history. ~ Carlos Fuentes
404:Ugyanazok, akik Hamletet álmodozónak mondták, azt állítják, hogy Don Quijote bolond és Böhméről azt, hogy misztikus. Böhméről azt mondják, nehéz. Igen, Böhme nehéz, mint minden, ami egyszerű és természetes. Nehéz, mint nem árulkodni és nem hízelegni és nem névtelen levelet írni és világosan látni és értelmesen gondolkozni. Nehéz, mint normálisnak lenni. ~ B la Hamvas
405:I say, William, have you a word that rhymes with jewel?” Hamlet asked with the hoarsened voice of one who had bellowed one too many battle cries. And William, who never had any words to utter that weren’t variations on some curse or another, said helpfully, “Ah,” then promptly fell silent. “Try fool,” Richard muttered. “And be certain to apply it to me. ~ Lynn Kurland
406:All her knowledge is gone now. Everything she ever learned, or heard, or saw. Her particular way of looking at Hamlet or daisies or thinking about love, all her private intricate thoughts, her inconsequential secret musings – they’re gone too. I heard this expression once: Each time someone dies, a library burns. I’m watching it burn right to the ground. ~ Jandy Nelson
407:...he lifted the fat and frightened hawk onto his fist reciting it passages from Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard II, Othello-- 'but tragedy had to be kept out of the voice'-- and all the sonnets he could remember, whistling hymns to it, playing it Gilbert and Sullivan and Italian opera, and deciding, on reflection, that hawks liked Shakespeare best. ~ Helen Macdonald
408:As we walk on the stage of human agency otherwise known as history, we should remember that ours are but bit-parts, to be played only momentarily before we move on. The characters may change but the paradigm remains, every generation being the inheritor of the role of Hamlet, yearning and looking for lost fathers, weary of becoming broken men themselves. ~ Farish A Noor
409:Or maybe it's not a miracle. Maybe this is just life. When you open yourself up to it. When you put yourself in the path of it. When you say yes.
How can I come this far and not tell him - he, who would understand it best - that by giving my that flyer, by inviting me to skip Hamlet, he helped me realize that it's not to be that matters, but how to be? ~ Gayle Forman
410:A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas. ~ Northrop Frye
411:Bradley, I wish I’d understood that stuff you spouted about Hamlet."

"Forget it. No high theory about Shakespeare is any good, not because he’s so divine but because he’s so human. Even great art is jumble in the end."

"So the critics are just stupid?"

"It needs no theory to tell us this! One should simply try to like as much as one can. ~ Iris Murdoch
412:For my entire career, I wanted to be a director. When I was in the theater, it was very difficult to get directing jobs, and I fell into the acting by default. I got in the habit of accepting whatever came my way. Not things that I disagreed with, though. It's not like I had aspirations - well, I did have aspirations to play Hamlet, which I ended up doing. ~ James Cromwell
413:Su público es más respetuoso que el de cualquier teatro o sala de conciertos. Eso tiene que ver con que en el circo la realidad tiene la palabra, no la apariencia. Aún sigue siendo más concebible que un señor del público le pida el programa a su vecino mientras Hamlet apuñala a Polonio, que mientras el acróbata realiza el doble salto mortal desde la cúpula. ~ Walter Benjamin
414:Cannot you tell that? Every fool can tell that. It was the very day that young Hamlet was born, he that is mad and sent into England." "Ay, marry, why was he sent into England?" "Why, because he was mad. He shall recover his wits there, or, if he do not, it's no great matter there." "Why?" "'Twill not be seen in him there. There the men are as mad as he. ~ William Shakespeare
415:When I was in college, I was an English major, but I was part of this great group at Stanford called the Company. We didn't know any better, so we did it all; we did King Lear, we did Hamlet, new plays ... And we did it all in a covered wagon that we took around the Bay Area. We all put our makeup on in one cracked mirror. It was the most fun I've ever had. ~ Sigourney Weaver
416:The tremendous pleasure that can come from reading Shakespeare, for instance, was spoiled for generations of high school students who were forced to go through Julius Caesar, As You Like It, or Hamlet, scene by scene, looking up all the strange words in a glossary and studying all the scholarly footnotes. As a result, they never really read a Shakespearean play. ~ Mortimer J Adler
417:I want to share something Virginia Woolf wrote: ‘English, which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear, has no words for the shiver and the headache. . . . The merest schoolgirl, when she falls in love, has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her; but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry. ~ John Green
418:(Hamlet Ophelia'ya) " Evlenirsen şu acı sözü çeyiz diye götürürsün benden: Buzlar kadar el değmedik, karlar gibi temiz de olsan çamur atılmaktan kurtulmayacaksın. Manastıra git. Haydi, elveda! Ama ille de evleneceksen, sersemin biriyle evlen: Çünkü akıllılar sizin kendilerini ne canavara çevireceğinizi bilirler. Manastıra, manastıra git; çarçabuk hem de. Elveda! ~ William Shakespeare
419:He stopped at every village, every hamlet, every house and hovel he passed along the way to ask if they had seen or heard anything of his sister,, Gretel. But no one had.

"You mean Gretel, the old woman?"

"No, my sister."

"Gretel, my sister's baby?"

"No, my sister. And she's not a baby."

"I have a goat named Gretel."

"No! ~ Adam Gidwitz
420:A stupid question,” said Badmouth King on the left. “Nothing at all to the point. Off we go into the wild blue yonder. Oh well, was there ever an action hero who was an intellectual?” “Prince Hamlet of Denmark,” said Referee King quietly from behind them. “But since he’s the only one who comes immediately to mind, he may be no more than the exception that proves the rule. ~ Stephen King
421:Cannot you tell that? Every fool can tell that. It was the very day that young Hamlet was born, he that is mad and sent into England."
"Ay, marry, why was he sent into England?"
"Why, because he was mad. He shall recover his wits there, or, if he do not, it's no great matter there."
"Why?"
"'Twill not be seen in him there. There the men are as mad as he. ~ William Shakespeare
422:Did they have no inkling of how the advances in lighting had affected the behavior and the minds of people, what it meant for the tiniest hamlet to have its brilliantly lighted drugstores and supermarkets, and for people to wander at eight o’clock of an evening with the same energetic curiosity and eagerness for work and experience that they enjoyed during the sunlight hours? ~ Anne Rice
423:How many serious family quarrels, marriages out of spite, and alterations of wills, might have been prevented by a gentle dose of blue pill!-What awful instances of chronic dyspepsia in the characters of Hamlet and Othello! Banish dyspepsia and spirituous liquors from society, and you have no crime, or at least so little that you would not consider it worth mentioning. ~ Charles Kingsley
424:No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool. ~ T S Eliot
425:He was standing motionless in front of the closed elevator door. In his faded tartan bathrobe and brown leather slippers with the rundown heels, his hair all in sleep corkscrews and Alfalfa cowlicks, he looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way. ~ Stephen King
426:The neighborhood of Gramercy Park, where Edwin used to live, was built to look like London, which is to say that its considerable beauty is skin deep while its heart beats with the ugliness of monarchy. And at its very center, inside the gates keeping out the riffraff that is all New York, stands the statue of the sad and fancy Edwin Booth, dressed as Hamlet, his signature role. ~ Sarah Vowell
427:C. S. Lewis wrote that if there is a God, we certainly don’t relate to him as people on the first floor of a building relate to people on the second floor. We relate to him the way Hamlet relates to Shakespeare. We (characters) might be able to know quite a lot about the playwright, but only to the degree that the author chooses to put information about himself in the play.17 ~ Timothy J Keller
428:The training gave me the building blocks to get through it. A production of that scale, in a theater that big, you are going to struggle to keep your voice at first-run perfectness. All that work I did - the pull-ups and pushups - helped keep my body fit. Hamlet, the show, is a cardiovascular workout of about three hours, never mind the mental, soul-crushing element of it. ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
429:But what was most remarkable, Broadway being three miles long, and the booths lining each side of it, in every booth there was a roast pig, large or small, as the centre attraction. Six miles of roast pig! And that in New York City alone; and roast pig in every other city, town, hamlet, and village in the Union. What association can there be between roast pig and independence? ~ Frederick Marryat
430:When even a child like me—with no merit—is given respect and affection in such a manner, then he will determine to do the best he can. Your Grace lays too many harsh words upon Lord Hamlet. When you speak in this manner, it leaves him with no legs to stand on. He is the master to whom we subjects will offer up our lives in order to defend our kingdom. You should take better care of him. ~ Osamu Dazai
431:In view of this, it may seem remarkable that anything as complex as a text of Hamlet exists. The observation that Hamlet was written by Shakespeare and not some random agency only transfers the problem. Shakespeare, like everything else in the world, must have arisen (ultimately) from a homogeneous early universe. Any way you look at it, Hamlet is a product of that primeval chaos. ~ William Poundstone
432:You can't just skip the boring parts."
"Of course I can skip the boring parts."
"How do you know they're boring if you don't read them?"
"I can tell."
"Then you can't say you've read the whole play."
"I think I can live a happy life, Meryl Lee, even if I don't read the boring parts of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark."
"Who knows?" she said. "Maybe you can't. ~ Gary D Schmidt
433:Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion: that is the doctrine of Hamlet, not that cheap wisdom of Jack the Dreamer who reflects too much and, as it were, from an excess of possibilities does not get around to action. Not reflection, no—true knowledge, an insight into the horrible truth, outweighs any motive for action, both in Hamlet and in the Dionysian man. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
434:Will you take another cup of tea?” Cassandra asked.
“I’ll have a brandy,” West retorted, “along with a wedge of currant pie, a plate of cheese, a bowl of potato and turnip mash, and a beefsteak.”
Cassandra smiled. “I’ll ask the doctor if you may have some broth.”
“Broth?” he repeated indignantly.
“Come along, Hamlet,” Pandora said, “before West decides he wants bacon as well. ~ Lisa Kleypas
435:Hamlet. ’A1 did comply2 with his dug,3 before ’a sucked it. Thus has he, and many more of the same bevy4 that I know the drossy5 age dotes on, only got6 the tune7 of the time and, out of an habit of encounter,8 a kind of yeasty collection,9 which carries them through and through10 the most fanned and winnowed11 opinions. And do but blow them to their trial,12 the bubbles are out.13 ~ William Shakespeare
436:Isn’t Hamlet supposed to be in the cellars?”
“Cook wouldn’t allow it,” Cassandra said. “She said he would find a way to knock over the bins and eat all the root vegetables.” She cast a proud glance at the cheerful-looking creature. “Because he is a very creative and enterprising pig.”
“Cook didn’t say that last part,” Pandora said.
“No,” Cassandra admitted, “but it was implied. ~ Lisa Kleypas
437:To AFFRONT  (AFFRO'NT)   v.a.[affronter, Fr. that is, ad frontem stare; ad frontem & contumeliam allidere, to insult a man to his face.]1. To meet face to face; to encounter. This seems the genuine and original sense of the word, which was formerly indifferent to good or ill. We have closely sent for Hamlet hither,That he, as ’twere by accident, may hereAffront Ophelia.Shakespeare’sHamlet. ~ Samuel Johnson
438:So the Lincoln movie gets trashed because Connecticut voted for the amendment - not to mention how the people in Connecticut feel - but there's a lot of that. And I think it precedes from a fundamental misunderstanding of cinema. They are entertainment. And I'd like to say that entertainment isn't a synonym for disposable or mindless or stupid. Hamlet? Pretty entertaining from where I come from. ~ Nicholas Meyer
439:Using the eye of God technique, taped broadcasts were pitched at specific VCI members. A typical broadcast would say, “We know you, Nguyen Van Nguyen; we know where you live! We know you are a communist traitor, a lackey of Hanoi, who illegally collects taxes in Vinh Thanh Hamlet. Soon the soldiers and police are coming for you. Rally now, Nguyen Van Nguyen; rally now while there is still time! ~ Douglas Valentine
440:By being compelled to acquire good habits, we shall in time, Aristotle thinks, come to find pleasure in performing good actions. One is reminded of Hamlet’s speech to his mother: Assume a virtue if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel, yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery That aptly is put on. ~ Bertrand Russell
441:En literatura, solo lo salvaje nos atrae. El aburrimiento no es sino otro nombre de la domesticación. Lo que nos deleita de *Hamlet* y *La Ilíada* es la visión del mundo incivilizada, libre y natural, que no se enseña en las escuelas. (...) El poeta de hoy en día, pese a todos los descubrimientos científicos y la sabiduría acumulada por la humanidad, no disfruta de ventaja alguna sobre Homero. ~ Henry David Thoreau
442:I dwell apart by the River Qi, Where the Eastern wilds stretch far without hills. The sun darkens beyond the mulberry trees; The river glistens through the villages. Shepherd boys depart, gazing back to their hamlets; Hunting dogs return following their men. When a man's at peace, what business does he have? I shut fast my rustic door throughout the day.

~ Wang Wei, Fields and Gardens by the River Qi

443:Many audiences all over the world will answer positively from their own experience that they have seen the face of the invisible through an experience on the stage that transcended their experience in life. They will maintain that Oedipus or Berenice or Hamlet or The Three Sisters performed with beauty and with love fires the spirit and gives them a reminder that daily drabness is not necessarily all. ~ Peter Brook
444:Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in comedy, whether they will suffer or make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life it is different. Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. ~ Oscar Wilde
445:What I love in a woman is not what she is in and for herself, but the side of herself she turns towards me, what she is for me. I love her as character in our common love story. what wuld Hamlet be without the castle at Elsinore, without Ophelia, without all the concrete situations he goes through, what would he be without the text of his part? What would be left but an empty, dumb, illusory essence? ~ Milan Kundera
446:I am her husband!” “Then you can remain unnamed as her one great love whilst her husband looks on unwittingly.” Hamlet sighed in satisfaction. “Ah, what romance there is in the world today!” “Hamlet,” Richard said, taking his guardsman by the shoulders and giving him a sharp shake. “I wed the girl not a fortnight ago.” Hamlet blinked. “And I bedded her as well!” Hamlet began to look rather crestfallen. ~ Lynn Kurland
447:I don't think Roger Ebert has ever mentioned a screenplay. He assigns every auctorial move to the director, which makes some sense since the director has run a one-off game, but if Hamlet were written last year and had been only performed once as a film, and it didn't come off well on screen for whatever reason, it would be gone forever as a literary work, and never would have been considered as one. ~ William Monahan
448:Before I met Isaac, before I auditioned for Hamlet, before I had anything else that was good here, I had you. You were the first person to break through the walls I’d built up around myself from all that shit with Xavier, and I just want to thank you for that.” “Dammit, Holloway,” Angie said, swiping her fingertips under her eyes. “You’re a life saver, McKenzie, okay?” I said. “You’re a fucking life saver. ~ Emma Scott
449:Denying Ahab greatness is an aesthetic blunder: He is akin to Achilles, Odysseus, and King David in one register, and to Don Quixote, Hamlet, and the High Romantic Prometheus of Goethe and Shelley in another. Call the first mode a transcendent heroism and the second the persistence of vision. Both ways are antithetical to nature and protest against our mortality. The epic hero will never submit or yield. ~ Harold Bloom
450:You travel the world, you go see different things. I like to see Shakespeare plays, so I'll go - I mean, even if it's in a different language. I don't care, I just like Shakespeare, you know. I've seen Othello and Hamlet and Merchant of Venice over the years, and some versions are better than others. Way better. It's like hearing a bad version of a song. But then somewhere else, somebody has a great version. ~ Bob Dylan
451:Bones
Sling me under the sea.
Pack me down in the salt and wet.
No farmer’s plow shall touch my bones.
No Hamlet hold my jaws and speak
How jokes are gone and empty is my mouth.
Long, green-eyed scavengers shall pick my eyes,
Purple fish play hide-and-seek,
And I shall be song of thunder, crash of sea,
Down on the floors of salt and wet.
Sling me … under the sea.
~ Carl Sandburg
452:What we, thanks to Jung, call "synchronicity" (coincidence on steroids), Buddhists have long known as "the interpenetration of realities." Whether it's a natural law of sorts or simply evidence of mathematical inevitability (an infinite number of monkeys locked up with an infinite number of typewriters eventually producing 'Hamlet,' not to mention 'Tarzan of the Apes'), it seems to be as real as it is eerie. ~ Tom Robbins
453:The instructor has to teach history, cosmogony, psychology, ethics, the laws of nations. How can he do it without saying anything favorable or unfavorable about the beliefs of evangelical Christians, Catholics, Socinians, Deists, pantheists, materialists, or fetish worshipers, who all claim equal rights under American institutions? His teaching will indeed be "the play of Hamlet, with the part of Hamlet omitted." ~ Robert Dabney
454:Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern; that we—I mean all human beings—are connected with this; that the whole world is a work of art; that we are parts of the work of art. Hamlet or a Beethoven quartet is the truth about this vast mass that we call the world. But there is no Shakespeare, there is no Beethoven; certainly and emphatically there is no God; we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself. ~ Virginia Woolf
455:Whenever we read about people's lives, fictional or non-, we have to put ourselves into the minds of the characters. And honestly, my mind has never had to stretch so far, never had to work so hard, as it did to inhabit the minds of people with brain damage. They're recognizably human in so many ways, and yet still somehow off: Hamlet seems transparent next to H.M. But that's the power of stories, to reach across that divide. ~ Sam Kean
456:The boy's mother said he was autistic and sometimes spaced out, staring at his hands, but because I didn't know what autism was, really, I figured he was more or less mesmerized by his existence. I was romanticizing the situation because the kid was probably distracting himself or daydreaming or something, but I thought maybe he was like Hamlet looking at his hands, thinking sincerely about what it means to have been born. ~ Donald Miller
457:Hamlet 's character is the prevalence of the abstracting and generalizing habit over the practical. He does not want courage, skill, will, or opportunity; but every incident sets him thinking; and it is curious, and at the same time strictly natural, that Hamlet, who all the play seems reason itself, should he impelled, at last, by mere accident to effect his object. I have a smack of Hamlet myself, if I may say so. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
458:That’s what starts to happen, when you know it is possible for you to feel pain you have no control over. You become vulnerable. Because the possibility of pain is where love stems from. And that, for me, was very bad news indeed. Sloping roofs (and other ways to deal with the rain) and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, – William Shakespeare, Hamlet   I couldn’t sleep. ~ Matt Haig
459:And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! ~ Martin Luther King Jr
460:Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the "Mona Lisa" painted by a club? Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report? Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer. ~ Alfred Whitney Griswold
461:The subject of teaching Shakespeare at college level having been introduced: “First of all, dismiss ideas, and social background, and train the freshman to shiver, to get drunk on the poetry of Hamlet or Lear, to read with his spine and not with his skull.” Kinbote: “You appreciate particularly the purple passages?” Shade: “Yes, my dear Charles, I roll upon them as a grateful mongrel on a spot of turf fouled by a Great Dane. ~ Vladimir Nabokov
462:This is a good look. I'm gonna mess him up," Pattinson praises Stewart. "And I'm just like, I don't know what's going on? Where am I? I just walked out of a flower bed in this scene as well.... I was standing in the flower bed and then walked out of it and then stopped and looked confused.... If I didn't have contact lenses on, that was a really spectacular look I just did.... I should have had million thoughts, like Hamlet. ~ Robert Pattinson
463:God is not an actor within the larger scheme of things. He is not a muscle-bound Jupiter, bullying the littler ones. He is the Author of the whole thing. We never ask how much of Hamlet's role was contributed by Hamlet, and how much by Shakespeare. That is not a question that can be answered with 70/30 or 50/50 or 90/10. The right answer is 100/100. Hamlet's actions are all Hamlet's and they are all Shakespeare's. Douglas Wilson ~ Douglas Wilson
464:I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. That would be claiming too much. But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming . . . and a little mad. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
465:In his twenties, John Bridgens most identified with Hamlet. The strangely aging Prince of Denmark—Bridgens was quite sure that the boy Hamlet had magically aged over a few theatrical weeks to a man who was, at the very least, in his thirties by Act V—had been suspended between thought and deed, between motive and action, frozen by a consciousness so astute and unrelenting that it made him think about everything, even thought itself. ~ Dan Simmons
466:In order to understand Hamlet as Shakespeare understood it, we need to see the play through the playwright’s profoundly Christian eyes. This inescapable truth was understood by the Shakespearean critic E. M. W. Tillyard, who emphasized Shakespeare’s breadth of spiritual vision in Hamlet: I doubt if in any other play of Shakespeare there is so strong an impression of the total range of creation from the angels to the beasts.  ~ William Shakespeare
467:CHAPTER ONE It was a beautiful Sunday evening in mid-March when Hillary Greene turned the corner onto a very familiar part of the Oxford canal. Up ahead, she could just make out the first glimpse of the few rooftops and chimneys that marked the small hamlet of Thrupp, which was less than a mile from Kidlington, in the heart of Oxfordshire’s Thames Valley. She throttled down the engine of the Mollern, her narrowboat and home for more ~ Faith Martin
468:I love doing comedy, I really do. It was perhaps my first love. And I think, as an actor, you're young and you do school plays and the reason you go 'I might do more of this' is because you make people laugh in a school play. You don't go and do Hamlet when you're nine and go: "I feel people were really moved out there!" You do a silly voice and everyone laughs and you go: "Ooh, that feels quite nice. I might make a life out of this!" ~ Rafe Spall
469:(I saw in the mist a little village of a few tiled roofs and joyfully admired it.) There's a stream, and there's bamboo, there's mulberry and hemp. Mist-hid, clouded hamlet, a mild, tranquil place. Just a few tilled acres. Just a few tiled roofs. How many lives would I have to live, to get that simple. [2158.jpg] -- from A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, Edited by J. P. Seaton / Edited by Dennis Maloney

~ Yuan Mei, Nearing Hao-pa

470:Hamlet promised himself he’d throw down afterward, but I think perhaps when he said, “From this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!” the limits of blank verse weakened his resolve somehow. If he’d been free to follow the dictates of his conscience rather than the pen of Shakespeare, perhaps he would have abandoned verse altogether, like me, and contented himself with this instead: “Bring it, muthafuckas. Bring it. ~ Kevin Hearne
471:Where on earth do you get a rose in Elsinore in the middle of winter?” “Don’t you want it?” She took the flower from him, kissed his cheek. No bristles. No beard. A clean-shaven man with a kind and amiable face. Scheming. She didn’t doubt it. But he was a diplomat by training. It was only to be expected. And if he’d lacked those skills perhaps neither of them would have managed Old Hamlet’s death, the marriage, the succession so easily. ~ A J Hartley
472:A doctrine which advocates indifference to wealth and to the comforts of life, and a contempt for suffering and death [the Stoics'] is quite unintelligible to the vast majority of men, since that majority has never known wealth or the comforts of life; and to despise suffering would mean to despise life itself, since the whole existence of man is made up of the sensations of hunger, cold, injury, loss, and a Hamlet-like dread of death. ~ Anton Chekhov
473:KUNGEN Nå, Hamlet, var är Polonius?
HAMLET På supé.
KUNGEN På supé? Var då?
HAMLET Inte där han spisar utan där han spisas. En hel konselj av intrigerande maskar håller på med honom. Masken är den som vinner till slut. Vi göder alla andra kreatur för att göda oss själva, och vi göder oss själva för maskarna. En fet kung och en mager tiggare är bara variationer på menyn - två rätter på samma bord. Det är slutet på visan. ~ William Shakespeare
474:There are reviews that are clearly wrong. Dr. Johnson's famous Life of Savage, he's clearly wrong about the value of Savage. But it's one of the great works in English literature. You can learn more about the artistic expression and what the poet does and how to write about art from that than any number of guys who are terrible writers, who have no original ideas, but who say yes, "Hamlet" is a wonderful play. It's a meaningless statement. ~ Gary Giddins
475:And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! ~ Martin Luther King Jr
476:In literature it is only the wild that attracts us. Dullness is only another name for tameness. It is the untamed, uncivilized, free, and wild thinking in Hamlet, in the Iliad, and in all the scriptures and mythologies that delights us, — not learned in the schools, not refined and polished by art. A truly good book is something as wildly natural and primitive, mysterious and marvellous, ambrosial and fertile, as a fungus or a lichen. ~ Henry David Thoreau
477:POLONIUS My lord, the queen would speak with you, and presently.
HAMLET Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
POLONIUS By th'mass, and 'tis like a camel indeed.
HAMLET Methinks it is like a weasel.
POLONIUS It is backed like a weasel.
HAMLET Or like a whale?
POLONIUS Very like a whale.
HAMLET Then I will come to my mother by and by. - They fool me to the top of my bent. - I will come by and by. ~ William Shakespeare
478:The books are all leather, and the titles are old. I pause at a collection of Shakespeare. Othello. Romeo and Juliet. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I pull Hamlet out and look at it, but then set it back down on the shelf.
I pass a row of books on philosophy, and another on astrology. Up and down I go, pausing now and then, but not pulling any books out. I’m not sure what I expected to find. The Idiot’s Guide to Time Travel? ~ Mandy Hubbard
479:Spoilers follow

I started reading the third act of Hamlet, and I got about two pages in when I realized there's no point.
I am never going back to school.
I am never going to the university.
I am never going to watch wolves stalk through the northern forests or elephants graze on the savanna. I am never going to have sex or get married or raise a family. I'm never going to have a first apartment, a first house, a first car. I'm never ~ Megan Crewe
480:HAMLET [...] we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table; that's the end. CLAUDIUS Alas, alas. HAMLET A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. CLAUDIUS What dost thou mean by this? HAMLET Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar. ~ William Shakespeare
481:Shakespeare carries us to such a lofty strain of intelligent activity, as to suggest a wealth which beggars his own; and we then feel that the splendid works which he has created, and which in other hours we extol as a sort of self-existent poetry, take no stronger hold of real nature than the shadow of a passing traveller on the rock. The inspiration which uttered itself in Hamlet and Lear could utter things as good from day to day, for ever. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
482:Hamlet is the human soul as it was, as it is, and as it will be. In conceiving this drama, Shakspeare overstepped the limit fixed even for genius. I can understand Homer and Dante, studied by the light of their epoch. I can comprehend that they could do what they did; but how an Englishman of the seventeenth century could foreknow psychosis, a science of recent growth, will be to me, in spite of my study of Hamlet, an everlasting mystery. Having ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz
483:When we look to presumed sources of origin for competing evolutionary explanations of the giraffe's long neck, we find either nothing at all, or only the shortest of speculative conjectures. Length, of course, need not correspond with importance. Garrulous old Polonius , in a rare moment of clarity, reminded us that "brevity is the soul of wit" (and then immediately vitiated his wise observation with a flood of woolly words about Hamlet 's Madness. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
484:He’s terrified the housemaids, cursed Mrs. Church, insulted Sims, and was rather short-tempered with me,” Kathleen said. “I’m beginning to think the only member of the household he hasn’t offended is the pig, and that’s only because Hamlet hasn’t gone into his room yet.”
“He’s had a fever,” Helen protested.
“You must at least concede that he’s grumpy and demanding.”
Helen’s lips tightened against a smile as she admitted, “Perhaps a little demanding. ~ Lisa Kleypas
485:They consider people who don't know Hamlet from Macbeth to be Philistines, yet they might merrily admit that they don't know the difference between a gene and a chromosome, or a transistor and a capacitor, or an integral and differential equation. These concepts might seem difficult. Yes, but so, too, is Hamlet. And like Hamlet, each of these concepts is beautiful. Like an elegant mathematical equation, they are expressions of the glories of the universe. ~ Walter Isaacson
486:HAMLET [...] we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service, two dishes, but to one table; that's the end.
CLAUDIUS Alas, alas.
HAMLET A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.
CLAUDIUS What dost thou mean by this?
HAMLET Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar. ~ William Shakespeare
487:The suffering of the world, the mystery of the universe, the impulse towards the sublime in love and heroism, the grief and despair over a dreamt of but unattainable beatitude, the hamlet-like visits to cemeteries, the romantic parlour, romantic beards, and romantic haircuts-all these and similar things gave evidence of restive spirits. It was expected and feared that they would join conspiratorial sects and rise with arms in their hand the moment they had the chance. ~ Joseph Frank
488:Real power is with those who are forever still, and I want to join them." "Good God. Why?" "Because I love them." "You mean like Hamlet jumping into the grave?" "Yes." "You can't do that!" Arturo screamed. "This is the twentieth century. And, besides, he jumped out." "He climbed out." "All right, he climbed out. Better that your soul should be on fire. It is on fire, and when you give it air it will flare like the sun. Even I ... My soul is on fire.... I, an accountant! ~ Mark Helprin
489:KING CLAUDIUS
Now, Hamlet, where's Polonius?

HAMLET
At supper.

KING CLAUDIUS
At supper! where?

HAMLET
Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain
convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your
worm is your only emperor for diet: we fat all
creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for
maggots: your fat king and your lean beggar is but
variable service, two dishes, but to one table:
that's the end. ~ William Shakespeare
490:Jamais o espírito hesitante, afligido pelo hamletismo, foi pernicioso: o princípio do mal reside na tensão da vontade, na inaptidão para o quietismo, na megalomania prometeica de uma raça que se arrebenta de tanto ideal, que explode sob suas convicções e que, por haver-se comprazido em depreciar a dúvida e a preguiça - vícios mais nobres do que todas as suas virtudes - , embrenhou-se em uma via de perdição, na história, nesta mescla indecente de banalidade e apocalipse... ~ Emil M Cioran
491:What is a fanatic but a man whose faith is impregnable to doubt? It is the faith that moves mountains, the faith that accomplishes. Revolutions are not made by Hamlets. The traditional “great” man, the “big personality” of current conception, may give to the world new thoughts, noble vision, inspiration. But the man that “sees every side” cannot lead, cannot control. He is too conscious of the fallibility of all theories, even of thought itself, to be a fighter in any cause. ~ Alexander Berkman
492:Do you take me for a sponge, my lord? hamlet: Ay, sir; that soaks up the king's countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best service in the end: he keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouthed, to be last swallowed: when he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again. rosencrantz: I understand you not, my lord. hamlet: I am glad of it: a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear. ~ William Shakespeare
493:If I had disdain for her character, it was in the way Shakespeare used her: a weathervane for everyone else’s wind. She is told by her father to betray Hamlet, and does, and when Hamlet shortly after loses his mind—something, I might add, which is entirely his own problem—Ophelia blames herself. Hamlet will not marry her; he will instead murder her father, and she blames herself for that too. Later, she climbs a willow tree, falls from it, and drowns, as one apparently does. ~ Brittany Cavallaro
494:What a reason the Company has for observing its Rules faithfully: to do what the Son of God came into the world to do! That there should be a Company, and that it should be the Company of the Mission, composed of poor men, and that it should be entirely dedicated to that purpose, going here and there through hamlets and villages, leaving the towns behind-something that's never been done-and going to announce the Gospel only to persons who are poor; yet, those are our Rules! ~ Saint Vincent de Paul
495:But one shelf was a little neater than the rest and here I noted the following sequence which for a moment seemed to form a vague musical phrase, oddly familiar: Hamlet, La morte d’Arthur, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, South Wind, The Lady with the Dog, Madame Bovary, The Invisible Man, Le Temps Retrouvé, Anglo-Persian Dictionary, The Author of Trixie, Alice in Wonderland, Ulysses, About Buying a Horse, King Lear … The melody gave a small gasp and faded. ~ Vladimir Nabokov
496:The hamlet lay not many hundred yards away, though out of view, on the other side of the next cove; and what greatly encouraged me, it was in an opposite direction from that whence the blind man had made his appearance and whither he had presumably returned. We were not many minutes on the road, though we sometimes stopped to lay hold of each other and hearken. But there was no unusual sound—nothing but the low wash of the ripple and the croaking of the inmates of the wood. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
497:It's just like they approach things on every movie I've worked on, very much as if it was a live-action movie. The character you're playing, even though he's a rooster and is really stupid, you approach it in the same way you would approach Hamlet, which is exactly how I approached it. But they give you the circumstances. "You're on the boat. You didn't expect to be here. You just climbed in a boat to maybe sleep. You don't even know why you climbed in the boat. You're really that dumb. ~ Alan Tudyk
498:Biographers like to attribute the turns in Shakespeare’s career to his psychological state (so he must have been in and out of love when writing comedies and sonnets, depressed when he wrote tragedies, and in mourning when he wrote Hamlet). Surely what he was feeling must have deeply informed what he wrote; the problem is that we have no idea what he was feeling at any point during the quarter century that he was writing—other than by, in circular fashion, extrapolating this from his works. ~ James Shapiro
499:Each hamlet or village or town should be a place, its own place. This is not a matter of fake historicism or artsy-craftsy architecture. It is a matter of respect for things existing, subtle patterns of place woven from vistas and street widths and the siting and color and scale of stores, houses, and trees... If the countryside is to prosper, it must be different from city or suburb... The difference is in part the simple business of containing our towns and giving them boundaries. ~ Robert Christopher Riley
500:If one morning in the Spring, a stranger came and said to me, your mother,father, brother, sister, uncle, lover, friend is dead from a b-52, napalm bombing, search and destroy misson, air attack, Tet offensive, My Lai massacre, failed escape, I would not scream but make of my body a net, a tarp, stretched taut across the sky, the sea, over every village and hamlet, prepared to catch everything from the sky, shade everything on the ground, rain water and receive yyou, war, with arms outstretched ~ L Thi Diem Th y

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   21 Integral Yoga
   6 Fiction
   5 Occultism
   3 Psychology
   3 Mysticism
   2 Philsophy
   2 Philosophy
   1 Mythology


   18 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   9 William Wordsworth
   8 Sri Aurobindo
   5 James George Frazer
   4 H P Lovecraft
   3 Robert Browning
   3 Jordan Peterson
   2 William Butler Yeats
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   2 Rabindranath Tagore
   2 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 John Keats


   9 Wordsworth - Poems
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 The Golden Bough
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Browning - Poems
   2 Yeats - Poems
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 Shelley - Poems
   2 Keats - Poems
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Emerson - Poems
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Collected Poems


02.02_-_Rishi_Dirghatama, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Indeed the darkness and the blindness seem to have been the Divine's grace upon him, for his eyes turned inward to other domains and saw strange truths and stranger facts. We remember in this connection another blind old poet who even though fallen on such evil days composed the world famous epic poem (I am referring obviously to Milton and his Paradise Lost). We remember also here the deaf incomparable master of music Beethoven. Many of the sayings of Dirghatama have become so current that they are now familiar even to the common man. They are mottoes and proverbs we all quote at all times. "Truth is one, the wise call it in different ways"the mantra is from Dirghatama. "Heaven is my father, Earth my mother"this is also from Dirghatama. The famous figure of two birds with beautiful wing dwelling on the same tree comes also from Dirghatama. There are a good many sayings of this kind that have become intimate companions to our lips of which the source we do not know. When we read the mantras of Dirghatama we are likely to exclaim even as the villager did when he first saw Hamlet played in London, "It is full of quotations."
  

02.03_-_The_Shakespearean_Word, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The last one is the opening scene of Hamlet, an extraordinary scene familiar to the whole world.
  
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   Hamlet, Act I, Sc. 1.
  

02.06_-_Boris_Pasternak, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The portrait of the late poet (for he is more of a poet than a novelist, as has been pointed out) on the cover of the British edition of his novel Dr. Zhivago seems to be the very image of the tragic hero. Indeed he reminds one of Hamlet as he stood on the ramparts of the castle of Elsinore. Curiously, the very first poem in the collection at the end of that book is entitled " Hamlet" and the significant cry rings out of it:
  
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   Here is a sensitive soul thrown into a world where one has to draw one's breath in pain. Even like the Son of Man, the exemplar and prototype, he has to share in the sufferings and errors of an ignorant humanity. He cannot escape and perhaps should not. It will not do like Hamlet again, to say
  
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   Hamlet, Act I, Sc. 5.
  

03.01_-_The_Malady_of_the_Century, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The old-world had no experience of this self-division. It had a frank and full joy in things of life, even in their most material forms. And when it turned away from life, it did so in the same spirit, of joy and frankness and wholeness. There was not this immixture, this Hamletian "to be or not to be"an unregenerate, barbaric life-impulse "sicklied o'er with the pale cast O' thought" that troubles the modern consciousness.
  

03.04_-_The_Body_Human, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The human frame is a miracle of creation. It would not be far wrong to say that the whole trend of physical evolution has been to bring out this morphological marvel. It has not been a very easy task for Nature to raise a living creature from its original crawling crouching slouching horizontal position to the standing vertical position which is so normal and natural to the human body. Man has proportionately a larger cranium with a greater and heavier content of the grey substance in comparison with the (vertebral) column upon which it is set, his legs too have to carry a heavier burden. And yet how easy and graceful his erect posture! It is a balancing feat worthy of the cleverest rope-dancer. Look at a bear or even at a chimpanzee standing and moving on its hind legs; what an uncouth, ungainly gait, forced and ill at ease! He is more natural and at home in the prone horizontal position. The bird was perhaps an attempt at change of position from the horizontal to the vertical: the frame here attained an angular incline (cf. tiryak, as the bird is called in Sanskrit), but to maintain even that position it was not possible to increase or enlarge the head. It is not idly that Hamlet exclaims:
  
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   Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2, Sc. 2
  

03.09_-_Art_and_Katharsis, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The Standpoint of Indian Art Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta The Malady of the CenturyArt and Katharsis
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   The Standpoint of Indian Art Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul
  

03.10_-_Hamlet:_A_Crisis_of_the_Evolving_Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  object:03.10 - Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul
  author class:Nolini Kanta Gupta
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   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta The Malady of the Century Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul
   Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul
  
   The consciousness that rules over the tragedy of Hamlet, the destiny that works itself out in the play of the forces portrayed in that great drama, are the consciousness and the destiny of the human soul at a most fateful crisis, a crucial turning-point in the course of its evolution. The soul, lodged in the human embodiment, moves forward and upward, towards a greater and greater self-expression and self-expansion, a continual heightening and widening of its consciousness, a constant sublimation and transfiguration of its mode of being and living. And in the progressive gradient so pursued, there are certain stages or level-crossings that can be clearly marked out in view of their importance and significance.
  
   Shakespeare himself records, in two other of his major dramas, the mystery of two such stages preceding the one he deals with in Hamlet: one in Macbeth and the other in King Lear. Indeed these three mighty creations form a triology with the Karma of the human soul at different crises as its theme. King Lear represents human consciousness low down in the scale of evolution, almost at its starta nature primitive and barbarian. We seem to go back into a prehistoric world, a paleolithic age the domain of utter ignorance, of vulgar greed and hunger, where one sees the rank play of a raw and crude and aboriginal nature. Man is here simply the eater, a true brother of the rest of the animal kind, one in blood with the tiger and the wolf. He is the sheer biological or vital being the Rakshasainto whom the light of the Mind has not yet descended, at least not to the extent of effecting an appreciable change in his original and primitive texture. It is a world ruled by the mode of tamas. 1
  
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   Hamlet is the third stage; it is a vision of sattva-guna and a creation attempted by that vision. The human consciousness that was imprisoned in the vital mind, is released here into the higher or pure mind. The soul escapes from its sheath of sheer hunger and desire and egoism and self-aggrandisementyearns for light, more light. Lear is a dark mass of unconsciousness, crude and violent, even like the naked and raging elements into whose arms he is thrown; Macbeth is the beginning of consciousness in which one is conscious of one's own self alone, and keenly and deliberately attached to it,here light has dawned, but a lurid light. Hamlet is consciousness that is seeking to transcend the barrier of the little self and its narrow and vulgar appetites and impulses. Man here comes into touch with something that is impersonal, other-regarding, afar; he has grown interests that are not merely mundane, utilitarian, pragmatic, self-centred, but abstract, metaphysical, beyond the individual's own and immediate concern: he has now ideals and aspirationshe is a seeker of the true, the good, the beautiful. He has been initiated into the divinedaivanature. Culture, refinement, sensibility, understandingall the graces of a truly rational being make Hamlet the very flower of an evolving humanity.
  
   Over against the personality of Hamlet stands another which represents false height, the wrong perfection, the counterfeit ideal. Polonius is humanity arrested in its path of straight development and deviated into a cut-de-sac of self-conceit and surface urbanity, apparent cleverness and success and pretentious and copy-book morality. When one has outgrown the barbarian, one runs the risk of becoming a snob or philistine. It is a side table-land, as it were, on mid-heights, the standard perhaps of a commoner humanity, but which the younger ideal has to transcend or avoid or even to destroy, so that it may find itself and live its own life. To the philistine too the mere biological man is a taboo, but he seeks to confine human nature into a scheme of codes and maxims and lifeless injunctions and prohibitions. He is also the man of Reason but without the higher inflatus, the living and creative Something More the poetry, the vision, the dream that would transfigure the merely pragmatic, practical, worldly wise the bourgeoisinto the princely aristocratic idealist, elevate the drab terre terre To-day into the glory of a soaring To-morrow.
  
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   In Hamlet we have a dreamer, an ardent optimist, a young enthusiast who has lived so long in his own rosy world, in his tour d'ivoire, and thought that that was the only world, even the world as it is outside. Also in the simplicity of his faith he dedicated all his love and admiration, all his yearning for a sweet and glorious ideal, to a child of common humanity who appeared to him to be an emblem and promise of Realisation. Alas, the promise had not attained the strength and force that would lead inevitably to maturity and fruition, the child was yet too loyal to its origin to cut away from its moorings and soar with him.
  
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   The crisis in Hamlet reminds us of another somewhat similar one, that is the basis and starting-point of the great episode in the Mahabharata the Gita. Arjuna, the ideal hero and man of action, in absolute self-confidence and certitude, with no doubt or hesitation about anything in the world, advances into the very thick of the bloody strife and lo! all is changed as with a magic wand! What was to him a moment before a clear duty, an evident act of righteousness, the noblest of deeds, now appears nothing less than an inglorious slaughter. The bow of victory slips from the hand of the mighty warrior and, all nerve and tremor, he sinks down in gloom and dejection and complete confusion.
  
   Arjuna tided over the crisis as he could avail himself of the knowledge of the way out and the necessary help that was given by the Divine Guide. Hamlet bears the full crash of doom upon his head and makes others also share its consequences with him. At one point, however, he seemed to make just a move towards the right solution of the difficulty. He finds that the avoidance of the Evil by self-destructionwhich is a common and natural temptation in like situationsis no solution: it may lead you into a still greater evil. One has to face the evil, stand and fight it. Once this is decided, the right course for the hero (the Aryan fighter, as the Gitawould say) would be to live
  
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   Hamlet thus seems to fall upon the teaching of samatequanimitywith which the Gitabegins Arjuna's initiation into the secret of Deliverance. He has had a glimpse of the divine portals from a distance; but he did not know how to proceed in the straight and narrow path; he is diverted into an Asuric handling of the forces of lower nature and is himself broken in the process.
  
   A poignant vision or experience of evil in God's world which otherwise appears so work living in, the perception of the canker in the rose, has been the turning-point of many a destiny. It has been the occasion of the birth of saints and sages, souls that have traversed beyond and found the solution of the enigma. It has also hurled back into confusion and ruin souls that faced the Sphinx but could not answer her riddlesuch, for example, as were Hamlet and Faust.
  
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   The human soul, as represented in Hamlet, has evolved so far as to stand on a summit from where it can contemplate the entire creation. It has attained a kind of universal consciousness and has the vision of a global movement of natureeven as Arjuna had of the Lord's universal body, and like him is awed and overwhelmeda harsh world, in which one draws one's breath in pain. But this is a mental summit, and the contradiction that is revealed here can be resolved only by passing beyond into a higher domain of consciousness.
  
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   Hamlet, Act II, Sc. 2.
  
   Hamlet, Act III, Sc. 2
  

03.11_-_Modernist_Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul TagorePoet and Seer
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta The Malady of the CenturyModernist Poetry
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   Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul TagorePoet and Seer
  

05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Again the very characteristic of life is its diversity, its infinite variety of norms and forms and movements. The content and movement of material nature is calculable to a great extent. A few mathematical equations or formulae can after all be made to cover all or most facts concerning it. But the laws of life refuse systematisation. A few laws purporting to govern the physical bases of life claim recognition, but they stand on precarious grounds. The laws of natural selection, of heredity or genetics are applicable within a very restricted frame of facts. The variety of material substances revolves upon the gamut of 92 elements based upon 4 or 5 ultimate types of electric unitand that is sufficient to make us wonder. But the variety in life-play is simply incalculablefrom the amoeba or virus cell to man, what a bewildering kaleidoscope and each individual in each group is unique in its way! The few chromosomes that seem to be the basis of all diversity do not explain the mystery the mystery becomes doubly mysterious: how does a tiny seed contain the thing that is to become a banyan tree, how does a speck of plasma bring forth from within an object of Hamletian dimensions! What then is this energy or substance of life welling out irrepressively into multitudinous forms and modes? The chemical elements composing an organic body do not wholly exhaust its composition; there is something else besides. At least in one field, the life element has received recognition and been given an independent name and existence. I am obviously referring to the life element in food-stuff which has been called vitamin.
  

05.30_-_Theres_a_Divinity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Hamlet, Act v, Sc. ii
  

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Strange Brew(1983) - Public access TV stars Bob and Doug MacKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) have acquired jobs at a beer company. Little do they know that their employment with the company will include jail time, hockey players and a very interesting interpretation of "Hamlet".
Hagar the Horrible(1989) - Hagar returns home from a two-year war and encounters a tragedy: his two children, Honey and Hamlet, are each facing their own problems. Honey is dating Lute, a lutist from the wrong side of the fjord, and Hamlet flunks out of the Viking Academy to study poetry. Hagar works to rectify these issues a...
Crocodile Dundee(1986) - Sue Charlton, a feature writer for Newsday engaged to marry her editor, Richard, travels to Walkabout Creek, a small hamlet in the Northern Territory of Australia to meet Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee, a bushman reported to have lost a leg to a Saltwater Crocodile. On arrival, she finds his leg is n...
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown(2000) - It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown is a retelling to Sally by Charlie Brown of the story how the Pied Piper of Hamelin (portrayed by Snoopy) chased away all the mice (changed by Charlie Brown from rats because Sally is terrified of rats) from the town of Hamlet. The Peanuts kids substitute some char...
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Hamlet (1948) ::: 7.6/10 -- Approved | 2h 34min | Drama | 11 June 1948 (Australia) -- Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. Director: Laurence Olivier Writer: William Shakespeare (by) Stars:
Hamlet (1990) ::: 6.7/10 -- PG | 2h 15min | Drama | 18 January 1991 (USA) -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge. Director: Franco Zeffirelli Writers: William Shakespeare (based on the play by), Christopher De Vore
Hamlet (1996) ::: 7.7/10 -- PG-13 | 4h 2min | Drama | 25 December 1996 (USA) -- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. Director: Kenneth Branagh Writers:
Hamlet (2009) ::: 8.2/10 -- PG | 3h | Drama | TV Movie 23 April 2010 -- The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. Director: Gregory Doran Writer: William Shakespeare (play)
Ophelia (2018) ::: 6.6/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 54min | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 28 June 2019 (USA) -- A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective. Director: Claire McCarthy Writers: Semi Chellas (adaptation), Semi Chellas | 3 more credits
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG | 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama | 8 February 1991 (USA) -- Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. Director: Tom Stoppard Writer: Tom Stoppard Stars:
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