Quotation by Shakespeare

But cruel are the times when we are traitors
And do not know ourselves, when we hold rumor
From what we fear, yet know not what we fear,
But float upon a wild and violent sea
Each way and move.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Macduff, in Macbeth, act 4, sc. 2, l. 18-22.

"When we hold rumor/ From what we fear" means when we are led by fear to believe rumors; "Each way and move" means this way and that, making no headway.
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