William Shakespeare

" Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha
22-25, M
3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

I understand your view<br />
but I feel like he has captured mankinds current role on the earth right now pretty well<br />
this seems to be the current mentality of our world population<br />
I believe when understood it can give rise to the thought of something greater such as the true essence of our being<br />
thank you for your comment

I don't know why people like the quote, tho I have to admit it does have a certain power. But it is uttered by a character who realizes he is now at the end of his sorry life, and having turned away from righteousness, committed great evil in a futile attempt to realize his ambitions. It negates any kind of purpose or meaning in life, including spirituality. The sentiment is fundamentally nihilistic.