Ah, the pleasures of delving into the riches of the Bard!
I did a Google search yesterday on his quotes. I came up with some doozies:
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol'n forth
of holy writ; And seem a saint,
when most I play the devil.
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.
- Doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love - Hamlet
- When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions- Hamlet
Thou whoreson zed! thou unnecessary letter!
Only a playwright would think 'unnecessary letter' would be an insult....
I do desire we may be better strangers.
As You Like It
Maybe I should repeat that to the blind date who changed her mind about a follow up date that we planned because I didn't give her all the details of the date fast enough?
More of your conversation would infect my brain.
A good one when debating liberals....
And then here is one I really resonate with since I can't sleep for more than a few hours every single night:
O sleep! O gentle sleep!
Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?
2 Henry IV
So, what are your favorite Shakespearean quotes?
And be quick about it, thou thou unnecessary letter!