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• Guildenstern: It must be indicative of something, besides the redistribution of wealth. (Act One, pg. 16)
• Guildenstern: The scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defense against the pure emotion of fear. (Act One, pg. 17)
• Rosencrantz: It was urgent--a matter of extreme urgency, a royal summons, his very words: official business and no questions asked (Act One, pg. 19.)
• Guildenstern: Do you know any good plays? (Act One, pg. 32)
• Player: Blood is compulsory--they’re all blood, you see.
(Act One, pg. 33)
• Rosencrantz: I feel like a spectator--an appalling business. (Act One, pg. 41)
• Polonius: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. (Act One, pg. 52)
• Rosencrantz: They know nothing of that and you know nothing of them, to your mutual survival.
• Guildenstern: From now on reason will prevail.
• Rosencrantz: Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where’s it going to end?
• Player: Events must play themselves out to aesthetic, moral and logical conclusion. (Act Two, pg. 79)
• Guildenstern: Even if I don’t know where I am, I like to know that. (Act Two, pg. 95)
• Guildenstern: We act on scraps of information--sifting half-remembered directions that we can hardly separate from instinct.
• Guildenstern: Well. He is a man, he is mortal, death comes to us all, etcetera (Act Three, pg. 110)
• Player: Life is a gamble, at terrible odds--if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it. Act Three, pg. 115)
• Rosencrantz: Couldn’t we just stay put? I mean no one is going to come on and drag us off--(Act Three, pg. 125)