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Romeo and Juliet Transience Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to the 2008 Norton edition of the play.

Quote #10

The fearful passage of their death-marked love […]
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
(Prologue.9, 12)

Well, you can't get much more transient than two hours, right? Love, sex, and death all in about the time it takes to watch an average-length movie.

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