Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ambition & Apathy

Hamlet: 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.

Guildenstern: Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

Hamlet: A dream itself is but a shadow.

Rozencrantz: I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadow's shadow.

[Act II, Scene II, Lines 270 - 278]

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