Saturday, November 25, 2017

Shakespeare Quotes

Here are my favorite quotes from Shakespeare:
Richard III
"Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York."

Richard II
"This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."

Romeo and Juliet
"Parting is such sweet sorrow."

"What's in a name. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

"But soft, what light from yonder window breaks! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."

"Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"

The Merchant of Venice
"All that glitters is not gold."

"Love is blind."

Julius Caesar
"There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune."

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once."

"Men freely believe that which they desire."

"The die is cast."

"Yond Cassius hath a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much; such men are dangerous."

"He is a man fit for running errands."

"It was Greek to me."

"Why, man, he doth bestride the world like a colossus... the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves."

"Et tu Brute?"

"Veni, vidi, vici."

"Beware the Ides of March."

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears... the evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones--so let it be with Caesar."

As You Like It
"All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts."

"This above all: to thine own self be true and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."

"To be or not to be: that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles. And by opposing end them. To die. To sleep. No more... to die. to sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub.

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

"Brevity is the soul of wit."

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

"Sweets to the sweets."

"The lady doth protest too much methinks."

"This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours."

"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."

"I must be cruel only to be kind."

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy"

"Get thee to a nunnery."

Twelfth Night
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them."

"O beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-ey'd monster."

All's Well That End's Well
"All's well that ends well."

King Lear
"Many a true word hath been spoken in jest."

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, 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."

"Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!"

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air."

"Out, damned spot! out, I say!"

The Tempest
"We are such stuff as dreams are made of."

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