Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man:
The expedition my violent love
Outrun the pauser, reason. Here lay Duncan,
His silver skin laced with his golden blood;
And his gash’d stabs look’d like a breach in nature
For ruin’s wasteful entrance: there, the murderers,
Steep’d in the colours of their trade, their daggers
Unmannerly breech’d with gore: who could refrain,
That had a heart to love, and in that heart
Courage to make’s love known?
This quotation is from Act II Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s famous drama Macbeth. This is a very famous scene: at the beginning the Porter (a guy who is supposed to open the door) tells a lot of jokes about the door being a “hellgate”. However, the funny talk ends weirdly: Malcolm and Donalbain learn that their father was murdered.