Something That Popped Into My Head

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts…
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), “As You Like It”, Act 2 scene 7



I would like to modify this quote to fit these modern times more appropriately…



All the world’s a stage,
Where most act like nothing is wrong,
Some think the show’s end is fast approaching,
While to others the finale is nowhere in sight…

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11 Responses

  1. I’m not sure if anyone really has an eye on the ending; I just think some have a sense of urgency while others have a bloated sense of infallibility.

  2. It was more of a statement about how some people are pessimistic while others are not. This is why I am not usually quoted anywhere except on your blog in haiku format. 🙂

  3. I recall this statement, and it reminds me why I chose Shakespeare as my high school yearbook quote:

    To Thine own Self be True!

    When you know who you are, then you are better equipped to help enrich other people’s lives. 🙂

  4. Thanks for your very nice comment on my poetry, it is appreciated much, have a great day! And Happy Birthday to Canada!~Silent

  5. Great post Jorge .. yes some people are that way but usually there is a reason for their sadness and pessimistic attitude… It always hits me hard as I have been to and returned from that once very dark place.. it can be a difficult journey..
    Have a Great weekend..and a Very Happy Canada Day!
    Hugs
    Barb

  6. I love that. One more thing to be taped to the bathroom mirror. I’m gonna have to start a scrapbook of the good stuff everyone has.

  7. Thanx for the positive comment on my page concerning my latest date with a girl and not being sure how I rate lol…I lack confidence in the love arena, so it’s tough for me to judge whether things are good or not and reality vice versa.

  8. Great modification. I don’t think it should be a modification so much as an addition, though.

  9. Happy Long Weekend Jorge!!!

    I hope you’re enjoying the weather!!

    Linette

  10. Jorge, I absolutly love that quote! It is in fact on engraved on the fireplace of a lovely castle that I once visited. I remember placing my fingers across it and thinking how wonderful the people who lived here before must have been to have used Shakespeare as a centerpiece.
    Cheers,
    drea

  11. Woot woot! I just realized that I had taken the 500th… Well now, should I change my space to the color gold? That’s called working it! And I’m glad to have you as a partner in crime…
    Hugs,
    Drea

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