Below you will find a clip from the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. This is possibly my favourite movie of all time. I know many of you are not Shakespeare fans - but you don't have to be to appreciate the simple genius of the words spoken.
This particular clip is a parody on Hamlet's 'To Be or Not To Be' soliloquy...only it is far better in my opinion.
If you haven't seen the movie - do yourself a favor. It is incredibly funny, intelligent, and has a phenomenal cast including Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss.
"Whatever became of the moment when one
first knew about death?
There must have been one - a moment.
As a child; when it first occurred to you
that you don’t go on forever.
It must have been shattering...
stamped into one’s memory -
and yet, I can’t remember it.
It never occurred to me at all.
We must be born with an intuition of mortality -
before we know the word for it.
Before we know that there are words...
Out we come, bloodied and squalling;
with the knowledge that for all
the points on the compass, there is only one direction -
and time is its only measure."