What is an important line or quote and why is it important?

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My favorite is this:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

The quote has no real significance in the scope of the plot and is almost an aside, but it conveys an absolute truth about life and the world at large: human beings, both individually and collectively, are infinitely complex and represent a multitude of cultures, beliefs, practices, habits, accomplishments, ways of living etc. So much so that one can hardly dream of the vast richness of human...

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