Devoutly to be wish'd. Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution.
To be, or not to be" is the opening phrase of a soliloquy uttered by Prince Hamlet in the so-called "nunnery scene" of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1. In the speech, Hamlet contemplates death and suicide, bemoaning the pain and unfairness of life but acknowledging that the alternative might be worse. This version preserves most of the First Folio text with updated spelling and five common emendations introduced from the Second ("Good") Quarto (italicized).
To die: to sleep: Nor more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to; ‘tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. To die; to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: aye, there is the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there’s the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who will bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor’s wrong, the proud.
To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud . And now his grief may be compared well. To one sore sick that hears the passing-bell.
To Be or Not to Be may refer to: To be, or not to be, the soliloquy from Hamlet. To Be or Not to Be (1942 film), directed by Ernst Lubitsch. To Be or Not to Be (1983 film), a remake produced by Mel Brooks. To Be or Not to Be (TV series), starring Maggie Cheung Ho-yee and Prudence Liew. To Be or Not to Be (play), by Nick Whitby. To Be or Not to Be" (seaQuest DSV episode), the pilot episode of seaQuest DSV. To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Adventure, an adventure book by Ryan North.
Graeme Thomson meets the musicians turning poetry into pop. Graeme Thomson. Scott has form when it comes to Yeats: as early as 1986 he was dropping The Four Ages of Man into the Waterboys' live sets, and he later recorded The Stolen Child for Fisherman's Blues and Love and Death for Dream Harder, both of which will be revisited in the new show. However, he's far from the only rock-seer in thrall to the Irishman. A patchy compilation album of Yeats songs, Now and in Time to Be, was released in 1997, featuring Shane MacGowan, Christy Moore, the Cranberries and, yes, the Waterboys, alongside several lesser-known acts. Even Carla Bruni tackled Before the World Was Made and Those Dancing Days Are Gone on No Promises, her 2007 album, which tended to treat the words of great poets as though they had been torn from the Yellow Pages.
and they cease to be actions at all. But wait, here is the beautiful Ophelia! Beauty, may you forgive all my sins in your prayers. Hamlet’s soliloquy contains other famous Shakespeare quotes. In the soliloquy there is more than just the famous line to be or not to be. You may have heard these Shakespearean quotes as well. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer, The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.
In general, while Hamlet’s famous to be or not to be" soliloquy questions the righteousness of life over death in moral terms, much of the speech’s emphasis is on the subject of death-even if in the end he is determined to live and see his revenge through. Before engaging in the soliloquy itself, however, it is important to consider Hamlet’s lines that occur before the passage in question. At this point in the plot of Hamlet, he wonders about the nature of his death and thinks for a moment that it may be like a deep sleep, which seems at first to be acceptable until he speculates on what will come in such a deep sleep. Just when his sleep" answer begins to appeal him, he stops short and wonders in another of the important quotes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, To sleep: perchance to dream:-ay there’s the rub;, For in that sleep of death what dreams may come" (II.