The dispute that goes on between Macbeth and his wife about the murder of Duncan is almost word for word a dispute which goes on at any suburban breakfast table about something else. It is merely a matter of changing ‘Infirm of purpose, give me the daggers’ into ‘Infirm of purpose, give me the postage stamps.’

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) English journalist and writer
Chesterton on Shakespeare

ed. Dorothy Collins (1972)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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