Apr 14, 2011

Irony of Shakespeare


It is incredibly ironic that Shakespeare wrote "brevity is the soul of wit" yet everyone knows that poets and storytellers are the least to exercise this.

They're full of shit. and they take 800 pages to show you that. Whereas I only take three sentences.

3 comments:

  1. I don't think I agree with you there, I'm not that much of a fan but there's really only one line that Shakespeare is known for almost everywhere. That line is fairly short and after all, he didn't say he was good at it, just that it's ideal to be good at it. Also, artists of all kind, whether they're good or not, are known for being their own harshest critics and having OCD. I doubt Shakespeare thought he was any good. But even if it took him a thousand pages of bullshit to be remembered for only one good line, I'd say it was worth it.

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  2. Where's my mean reply. I didn't subscribe to the comments so I come here a bazillion times to see how you're going to insult me.

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  3. Well, I just read it today/tonight and I can't really insult you. I mean, there's no way in hell I agree his shitty one-liner is worth remembering at all, or that to literally find a needle in a haystack is an accomplishment in this case, nor have I done an analysis on his persona to know if he thought he was good at what he did...

    But I also noted you didn't disagree with the last sentence, and that's what counts, dear Maya.

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