Philosophy 101

from Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene IV


A torch for me. Let wantons light of heart
Tickle the senseless rushes with their heels.
For I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase,
I'll be a candle holder, and look on.
The game was ne'er so fair, and I am done.
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To paraphrase, here's Marlo Stanfield in a recent episode of The Wire:

You can't lose if you don't play the game.

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