| Quote #10
Geez, could Caesar be any more arrogant or misguided? After being warned in advance to watch his back on March 15 and blowing off Calpurnia's ominous dream about being killed, Caesar ventures out to the Capitol (on the Ides of March!) and mocks the soothsayer. Of course, we all know what happens to him a few lines later – he's stabbed by the conspirators, who wash their hands in his blood. We do, however, wonder: even if Caesar had paid attention to the warnings, would it have made any difference?
| Quote #11
When Antony stands over Caesar's mutilated body, he prophesies that civil war and chaos will ensue in Rome. So does Antony have magical powers or something? Not really – he's just motivated by Caesar's death and has a huge stake in making his prediction come true. When he delivers a carefully crafted speech at Caesar's funeral, he inspires the crowd to revolt against the conspirators.
| Quote #12
We don't know how any given day will end, but we do know that it will. This is a truism, but it's a beautiful observation nevertheless: Men never know their fates, but that should be no reason to hang back from acting and living.