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Where did this come from? out out brief candle/ it flickers and dances and is never heard from again. These are the only parts I can remember!
-- Anonymous, June 30, 2001
Your probably thinking of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act V, Scene V:
She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word. Tommorrow, and tommorrow, and tommorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
-- Anonymous, July 01, 2001