julius caesar quote

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
— 

Brutus (Julius Caesar, Act IV scene iii)

Happy new year! Here’s to taking chances and getting what you want in 2017!

2

Cleopatra: You will therefore assume the position of a suppliant before this throne. You will kneel. 

Antony: I will *what*? 

Cleopatra: On-your-knees! 

Antony: You dare ask the Proconsul of the Roman Empire 

Cleopatra: I asked it of Julius Caesar. I demand it of you!

10

Miss Vanessa Ives and Dr Alexander Sweet (Dracula), Penny Dreadful S03E07 ‘Ebb tide’

~ebb tide
The period between high tide and low tide, during which water flows away from the shore.


‘There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.’

W. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224