“ Fortune knows we scorn her most when most she offers blows. ”
William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (1623). copy citation
|Source||Antony and Cleopatra|
|Reference||Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene 11|
|Note||Written between 1603 and 1607 Antony line|
Meaning and analysis
Kwize Master After abandoning his fleet during a naval battle against Octavius to follow Cleopatra, whom he loves desperately, Antony is devastated and ashamed. But after Cleopatra kissed him, he asked for wine and food. He thus suggests that it is when events are most unfavourable that one needs to clear one's mind.