Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Important Quotations Explained
What are you playing at?
Guildenstern: Words, words. They’re all we have to go on.
is the normal state. You’re nobody special.
know what to expect, and that is all they are prepared to believe
4. Life is
a gamble, at terrible odds—if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.
We’ve travelled too far, and our momentum has taken over; we move
idly towards eternity, without possibility of reprieve or hope of
Rosencrantz: Be happy—if you’re not even happy what’s so good about surviving? We’ll be all right. I suppose we just go on.
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