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Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so

Quotes by Shakespeare

"Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so."

Hamlet expresses himself, after talking to Polonius (Act II, Sc. 2, Pg. 57) and he says, "Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so." (Act II, Sc. II, Pg. 58). Hamlet tells this to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern because they three are discussing Denmark and its nature being like a "prison." This is said at center stage showing importance that the audience may hear the feelings that Hamlet has for Denmark. The tone is very bitter because shortly after Hamlet say himself, "To me it is a prison." (Pg. 58). The quote allows us to find that they mean harm for Denmark and Hamlet is somewhat ambitious for being a ruler. The mind controls what we think is bad or good, no matter what our minds are different from each other. It might be good to you, but not to loved ones.