To Sleep : Perchance to Dream : There is The Rub




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To Sleep : Perchance to Dream : There is The Rub - Phrases

Meaning:

Coming out on top of things.


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Origin:

From the celebrated 'to be, or not to be' speech in Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1603:

HAMLET:

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;





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