I don't always think in terms of Shakespeare. When I eat, I do. When I'm at a restaurant, I'll think, 'Hmm, what would Macbeth have ordered?'
One more Macbeth quote:
Macbeth is a very popular play with audiences. If you want to sell out a theater, just mount a production of Macbeth. It's a short play, it's an exciting play, it's easy to understand, and it attracts great acting.
I have to agree with Ian McKellan...Macbeth is on my short list of favorite Shakespeare plays. Maybe that's why I enjoyed this song by Andrea von Kampen so much (thanks, Ariana and Sarah!). You might catch lines from Macbeth (and Hamlet) in it:
I'm reading Anam Cara by John O'Donohue (I shared a poem by him the other day, not from the book). Here are a few quotes from it:
"Words are like the god Janus, they face outwards and inwards at once."
"If we become addicted to the external, our interiority will haunt us...In order to keep our balance, we need to hold the interior and exterior, visible and invisible, known and unknown, temporal and eternal, ancient and new, together. No-one else can undertake this task for you. You are the one and only threshold of an inner world."
"Though the human body is born complete in one moment, the human heart is never completely born. It is birthed in every experience of your life. Everything that happens to you has the potential to deepen you. It brings to birth within you new territories of the heart."
Laura Shovan has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Laura!
P.S. I had to wonder, "What WOULD Macbeth order?" and I guess it would be something fit for a king, haha.