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07 January 2009 @ 12:08 am
♥ Shakespeare Quotes ♥  
From Themed Table 05:

1. “If music be the food of love, play on.” -Orsino; Twelfth Night (I.1.1)
2. "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” -Cassius; Julius Caesar (I.2.141-142)
3. “Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers.” -Lady Macbeth; Macbeth (II.2.55-56)
4. “By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; it yearns me not if men my garments wear; such outward things dwell not in my desires: but if it be a sin to covet honor, I am themost offending soul alive.” -King/Henry V; Henry V (IV.3.25-30)
5. “But while I say one prayer!” -Desdemona; Othello (V.2.83)
6. “Her clothes spread wide, and mermaidlike awhile they bore her up, which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, as one incapable of her own distress, or like a creature native and indued unto that element.” -Queen; Hamlet (IV.7.173-178)
7. “Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?” -Murellus; Julius Caesar (I.1.32)
8. “If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended – that you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear.” -Puck; A Midsummer Night's Dream (V.1.415-418)
9. “Suffer love! – a good epithet. I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will.” -Benedick; Much Ado About Nothing (V.2.63-64)

Other Quotes You May Wish to Use for Writer's Choice:

1. “O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” -Juliet; Romeo and Juliet (II.2.109-111)
2. "This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, and to do that well craves a kind of wit." -Viola; Twelfth Night (III.1.53-54)
3. "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." -Macbeth; Macbeth (V.5.26-28)
4. "I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him." -Marc Antony; Julius Caesar (III.2.74)
5. "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York; and all the clouds that lowered upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried." -Richard; King Richard III (I.1.1-4)
6. "The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath." -Portia; The Merchant of Venice (IV.1.182-184)
7. "'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world." -Hamlet; Hamlet (III.2.363-365)
8. "She pined in thought, and with a green and yellow melancholy she sat like patience on a monument, smiling at grief." -Viola; Twelfth Night (II.4.109-112)
9. "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." -Jaques; As You Like It (II.7.138-142)
10. "I come to answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly, to swim, to dive into the fire, to ride on the curled clouds." -Ariel; The Tempest (I.2.190-192)
11. "And since you know you cannot see yourself so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself that of yourself which you yet know not of." -Cassius; Julius Caesar (I.2.69-72)
12. "There's matter in these sighs, these profound heaves." -Claudius; Hamlet (IV.1.1)
13. "I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me." -Beatrice; Much Ado About Nothing (I.1.124-126)
14. "Madness in great ones must not unwatched go." -Claudius; Hamlet (III.2.188)
15. "There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood,leads on to fortune; omitted, allthe voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries." -Brutus; Julius Caesar (IV.2.270-273)
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