字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Quotes 151. The quote today is another one by Shakespeare. Here is the quote, "All that glitters is not gold." Glitters, you know is very shiny. It reflects light off of it. It's very shiny. So we do hear this a lot. All that glitters is not gold that often comes up. So let's take a look at the note here. This is a quote from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice." So that was the play that it was originally in. In this play Portia's dad had a suitor test for his daughter to find her a husband. So Portia of course was one of the main girl characters of the story. And at this point in the story I think Portia' s dad was already dead. But he still had this test to try to choose the right man for her. Let's continue. The test consisted of three caskets. One was made of lead, one was made of silver, and one was made of gold. Whoever guessed which box Portia's picture was in would marry her. So this is where this phrase originally comes from. A Moroccan prince chose the gold. So he was one of the suitors that wanted to marry her and he had to choose and he ended up thinking well you know she's so beautiful and she's so great must be in the gold one. He chose the gold so the Morocco prince chose the gold. And inside he got the message, " All that glitters is not gold," The idea was whoever chose the gold box was too shallow for his daughter. So this is the origin of this of this phrase which we find out later becomes a proverb. So let's continue. This phrase was also used by JR. Tolkien in "Lord of the Rings. " Yeah. They used it a lot. Of course, you know with the ring. The ring gave you power, but you know, if you follow the Lord of the Rings series. If you wore that ring too long. It started to, you know, almost turn you into an evil person. The power you know , the power corrupted you. And made you kind of evil or bad. So this also applied to that. All that glitters is not gold, in that sense. All right. And let's continue. Today this quote has become a famous proverb which means that not everything that is shiny or attractive on the outside, on the surface is of high value. This can be used about people or things that promised to be valuable but turned out not to be. So let's look at one example here. It's a a/b part. All right and A says the life of being a celebrity it's not at all it's cracked up to be. A lot of people imagine , you know, it's a perfect live. Stardom, wealth, and so on. You may have to sacrifice too much to make it. To make it, to become successful. Even your pride and self-respect. And of course B may say, well all that glitters is not gold. All right Okay here we say, your pride and your self-respect. You know recently, in this past year we learned that you know, many there were many directors , like you know Harvey Weinstein. That sometimes forced or intimidated women into sleeping with him. You know , the casting couch thing. In order to make it. In order to become big. So this in this sense, even though many people think you know being a celebrity is , it's good but you sacrifice a lot. You may have to sacrifice your freedom or you may even have to sacrifice yourself in this way too. So again, all that glitters is not gold. Ok I hope you got it. I hope it was informative. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.